Jacob Zuma will deliver keynote address in first leg of what has been described as the biggest funeral in history
By David Smith in Johannesburg and Monica Mark in Cape Town, The Guardian, 9 Dec., 2013
[.....] For dignitaries attending the memorial, not least Obama and Castro, a potential diplomatic minefield awaits. But Zelda la Grange, Mandela's personal assistant for more than a decade, told Reuters: "Tomorrow, people should all be honouring their relationship with Madiba. If it means shaking hands with the enemy, yes, I would like to see that. That is what Nelson Mandela was and actually is – bringing people together despite their differences." [....]
The government will be seeking to...