Desmond Tutu Will Attend Mandela’s Funeral

A spokesman for the retired archbishop had announced early Saturday that he would not attend the funeral.

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Updated: Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:33 p.m. ET: The Associated Press is reporting that retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu announced late Saturday that he plans to attend the funeral of his long-time friend and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. A spokesman did not explain Tutu’s reversal, but said he would catch an early flight and arrive on time for the funeral Sunday in the village of Qunu.

Earlier:

Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will not attend the funeral of his long-time friend Nelson Mandela on Sunday because he did not receive credentials, his spokesman said, the Daily Mail reports.

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