Three members of New Zealand's delegation will not be
able to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral after the South African
government imposed a strict two-person limit.
Heads of state have been told they are only allowed to take
one additional person to the official memorial service in
Prime Minister John Key has decided to take Leader of the
Opposition David Cunliffe to the funeral, his office
A spokeswoman said that the same rule would be applied to all
countries including the United States.
Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples, former Prime Minister
Jim Bolger and former Foreign Minister Sir Don McKinnon also
travelled to South Africa to represent New Zealand, but would
not be able to attend the service.