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via: Path Magazine

Gospel star Kirk Franklin got the surprise of his life when he was asked by the South African government to perform at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. Franklin was in Johannesburg, Africa for 3 performances and was scheduled to leave prior to the festive memorial service.

kirkfranklin_600x4001About to board a plane, Franklin was held back and asked if he would like to perform at the memorial. Kirk told CNN that he graciously accepted, asking the Government to pull his crew’s bags off the plane. Performing in front of President Obama, and hundreds of world leaders and a viewing audience in the millions, Franklin dazzled the crowd running from one end of the stadium to the other ministering in song.

Franklin told CNN, “I just wanted to make Nelson Mandela proud, South Africa proud, my hometown and family proud, and share my beliefs.”

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