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Declaration of a Special Provincial Official Funeral : Mxolisi Simon Sokatsha

Members of the media are advised that the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category Two for the late Mr Mxolisi Simon Sokatsha. A Special Provincial Official Funeral Category Two is reserved for distinguished persons specifically designated by the President of South Africa on request by the Premier of a Province.

The President has instructed that the National Flag fly at half-mast in the Province on the day of the funeral as a mark of respect to the late Mr Mxolisi Simon Sokatsha.

A Provincial task team has been set up by the Premier, Dr Zamani Saul, with representatives from the Sokatsha family and different government departments that have been involved in all aspects of preparing for the funeral.

The Premier, Dr Zamani Saul, will deliver the eulogy at the Special Provincial Official Funeral of the late Mr Sokatsha that served the Northern Cape and the country in various leadership capacities ranging from Mayor, Member of the Provincial Legislature, Member of the Executive Council in several portfolios and Member of the National Assembly. He passed away on the 25th March 2022 and will be laid to rest on 2nd April 2022.

Details of the Official Funeral are as follows:
Date: 2 April 2022
Time: 7h00
Venue: Sportsground, Richmond

Media participation:
Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the Special Provincial Official Funeral. Kindly confirm attendance.
The funeral can also be viewed via live-streaming on the Northern Cape Government Facebook page and the Northern Cape Provincial Government Youtube Channel

Media Enquiries:
Ms. Bronwyn Thomas- Abrahams, Spokesperson to the Premier, 083 447 6586, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1 April 2022

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