The body of Minister Padayachie arrives home
05 May 2012
The body of the late Minister of Public Service and Administration, Mr Roy Padayachie arrived in South Africa today. Minister Padayachie’s body was handed over to his family and loved ones after it arrived in Durban from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The body was received by the family accompanied by the Minister of Labour, Ms Mildred Olifant and representatives of the provincial government, representing President Jacob Zuma and Cabinet.
This morning, 5 May, President Zuma telephoned Mrs Sally Mudaly Padayachie and personally conveyed his deepest condolences. He assured the family of government support during this difficult time.
Minister Collins Chabane, the Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on State Funerals will release further details of the burial as they become available after consulting the family.
Minister Padayachie was attending the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) meeting of the Select Committee of Focal Points in Ethiopia.
Enquiries: Harold Maloka, Spokesperson for the Ministry for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in The Presidency on 082 847 9799 or firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.
Issued by: The Presidency