Rep. Marcia Fudge to attend Nelson Mandela memorial service in South Africa
Fudge, D-Warrensville Heights, will attend the public memorial service on Tuesday in FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mandela, who was revered around the world for his life-long struggle to end apartheid and who became his country’s first democratically elected and first black president, died Thursday at age 95.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter have also announced they will attend the Tuesday memorial service for Mandela in South Africa.
John Arthur Hutchison