NATIONAL NEWS - Government has outlined details of the Special Official Funeral for the last remaining Rivonia Trialist and Isithwalandwe/Seaparankwe Andrew Mokete Mlangeni.
The struggle veteran passed away on 20 July 2020, at the age of 95, following an abdominal complaint.
His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus starting from 9am. This will be followed by a burial at Roodepoort cemetery.
President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a Special Official Funeral Category 1 for Mlangeni.
In terms of the Presidential Declaration, the National Flag will fly at half-mast between Friday, 24 July 2020 and the morning of Wednesday, 29 July 2020.
Messages of condolence
Government has set up a memorial page for anyone wishing to send messages of condolence to the Mlangeni family and friends. The page can be found on https://www.gov.za/AndrewMlangeni.
Messages can also be sent by email to: email@example.com.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will broadcast the funeral live on television and radio channels.
The funeral service will be streamed live on the following government online platforms with the hashtag #RIPAndrewMlangeni:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/GovernmentZA
- Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/GovernmentZA
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GovernmentZA