Mourners arrive to bid farewell to Mamoepa

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Mourners have started making their way to the St Albans Cathedral (Anglican) in Tshwane to bid farewell to the renowned late government communicator Ronnie Mamoepa who is being laid to rest today.

Mamoepa passed away on Saturday, 22 July, at a Pretoria hospital. At the time of his death he was the spokesperson of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The funeral service is expected to start at 7:30 with a National Anthem followed by an opening devotion by Archbishop Thabo Mokgoba.

Among the comrades and colleagues who have arrived at the church include Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, United Democratic Movement Leader Bantu Holomisa and ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe.

ANC Gauteng Chairperson Person Paul Mashatile and ANC National Chairperson Baleka Mbete are among the mourners expected to pay tribute to Mamoepa.

Deputy President Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the Eulogy.

Mamoepa will be buried at Zandfontein Cemetery, west of Tshwane. President Jacob Zuma declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for the late Ronnie Mamoepa. – SAnews.gov.za

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