World leaders gather for Mandela memorial service

By: NBC News Email
By: NBC News Email

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Dozens of foreign presidents and prime ministers gather in Johannesburg with tens of thousands of South Africans as they all pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.

The official memorial was held in the overnight hours.

The soccer stadium in Johannesburg holds 90,000 people and was 2/3rds full.

Also 91 world leaders came to pay tribute to Mandela, including President Barack Obama along with former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

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