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Rep. Elijah Cummings to attend memorial for Nelson Mandela in South Africa

Rep. Elijah Cummings to attend memorial for Nelson Mandela in South Africa

Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings will be among 26 congressmen traveling to South Africa to attend memorial services for revered leader Nelson Mandela Tuesday in FNB Stadium, known as Soccer City in Soweto. It was at that stadium in July 2010 that Mandela made his last public appearance at the World Cup final. Mandela, who died Thursday evening at the age of 95, will be buried Dec. 15 in his hometown of Qunu, following a traditional 10 days of mourning. It was there that the first black president of the divided country spent his childhood years. President and Mrs. Obama will also attend, accompanied by three former Presidents – Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and their...

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