Politicians, friends and family will gather today to bid final farewell to late minister in the presidency, Jackson Mthembu.
Mthembu's funeral will be held in his hometown of Emalahleni in Mpumalanga.
He died from COVID-19 related complications on Thursday, after being admitted to Military 1 Hospital in Tshwane earlier this month.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the eulogy.
President @CyrilRamaphosa has arrived at the Roman Catholic Church in Ackerville Township, eMalahleni in Mpumalanga for the official funeral service of Minister Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu. #RIPJacksonMthembu pic.twitter.com/dtay4Z604M— Presidency | South Africa ?? (@PresidencyZA) January 24, 2021
In a funeral service expected to begin at 9am, Mthembu will be honoured with a category 1 official funeral reserved for serving ministers.
Mthembu’s funeral service will begin at 9am at the Roman Catholic Church near his home in Emalahleni and the procession will head to the Old Pretoria Road Cemetery where he will be laid to rest.
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