Levant mourns Mandela: Lebanon lends its love with Dec. 10 National Madiba Day
Lebanon's national day of mourning for Mandela coincides with South Africa's mass for the late former president in Johannesburg Tuesday (Reuters)
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati Saturday declared Dec. 10 a day of mourning for former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died earlier this week.
According to a statement from his office, flags at state and municipal buildings will be flown at half mast and television stations will modify their broadcasts as appropriate to “the importance of this great symbol.”
Mandela, South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon, died Thursday night after battling with a chronic lung infection for months.