President Zuma postpones National Orders ceremony

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has postponed the National Orders ceremony that was to take place on Freedom Day, 27 April 2015.

The National Orders are the highest honour that South Africa bestows on citizens and eminent foreign nationals for their contribution to the advancement of the country in various ways.

“The National Orders for 2015 have been postponed as the country is mourning the deaths of seven people that were killed during violent attacks on foreign nationals last week,” the Presidency said on Monday.

The Freedom Day anniversary will still be marked on 27 April at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. –