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Today Is A National Day Of Prayer For Mandela

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07:48 8 Dec 2013


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South Africans will observe a national day of prayer today, in honour of Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday.

People are being encouraged to go to halls, churches and temples to remember the anti-apartheid icon.

Sky's Africa Correspondent, Emma Hurd says we don't know yet if members of Mr Mandela's family will be there too.

Meanwhile, it's been revealed that the 10 other Dunnes Stores staff, who took part in the three year protest, will now also get the chance to honour Nelson Mandela.

The Irish Trade Union Movement is to pay for the entire group to be flown to South Africa today.

Thousands of delegates from all over the world have been invited to attend the memorial at Johannesburg's football stadium - and invitations are limited.

But the union Mandate says it's hoping to get the Irish strikers into as many official events as possible.

They are currently liasing with the Department of Foreign Affairs and General Secretary John Douglas says the Irish strikers deserve to be there.

 


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