Topic: Nelson Mandela

Kīngitanga hosts service in Mandela's honour

  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

A memorial service for Nelson Mandela was held today at Tūrangawaewae Marae. 

Madiba was welcomed onto the marae in 1995 while has was president of South Africa, hence why the King Movement has arranged this service in his honour.

Our reporter Amomai Pihama reported live from Tūrangawaewae, and spoke with Te Arataura Chairman, Rahui Papa about this auspicious occasion.