Media briefing to detail Madikizela-Mandela memorial

Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on State Funerals will hold a media briefing on Tuesday to update South Africans on struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s official memorial service, it said on Sunday.

The IMC, which is chaired by Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, met on Friday.

The IMC said the logistical details around the memorial service, which will be held at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, will be discussed at Tuesday’s media briefing.

“Both the memorial and funeral service will be held at Orlando Stadium.  The memorial service will take place on 11 April and the funeral service will take place on 14 April,” said the IMC, which comprises other Cabinet Ministers, including that of Communications and State Security.

The IMC further urged officials to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of financial management policies. 

“Guidelines, rules and regulations of financial management for memorial services have been sent to all provinces and municipalities by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs [Zweli Mkhize],” said the IMC.

From Monday, 9 April onwards, a schedule of memorial events taking place countrywide will be placed on the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) website (www.gcis.gov.za). 

Condolence books are available at the following points:

  • International Ports of Entry (airports)
  • DIRCO Head Office at the OR Tambo Building in Pretoria
  • Parliament
  • Tuynhuys
  • The Union Buildings
  • Department of Arts and Culture
  • Department of Communication (GCIS Head office)
  • All Provincial Legislatures
  • All Premier’s Offices
  • Masilonyana Local Municipality offices, Brandfort
  • Mbizana Local Municipality
  • KSD Local Municipality, Mthatha
        

Madikizela-Mandela, who made an indelible contribution to the liberation movement, passed away on Easter Monday at Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg after a long illness that saw her being in and out of hospital since the start of the year. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official Funeral Category 1 for the late Madikizela-Mandela. The funeral will entail elements of military ceremonial honours and is declared in line with the Presidency’s State, Official and Provincial Official Funeral Policy for persons of extraordinary credentials, specifically designated by the President. – SAnews.gov.za

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