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President Ramaphosa to deliver eulogy at funeral of Mr Mendi Msimang

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday, 08 December 2018, deliver the eulogy at the Special Official Funeral of the late Mr Mendi Msimang at the Christian Revival Church in Tshwane.

President Ramaphosa declared a Special Official Funeral Category 1 for the late struggle stalwart and former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

President Ramaphosa has directed that the national flag be flown at half-mast until the day of the Funeral.

The Special Official Funeral service will take place as follows:

Date: Saturday, 08 December 2018
Time: 08h00
Venue: Christian Revival Church (CRC), Corner Lynnwood and Solomon Mahlangu Rd, Pretoria

Mourners who would like to send messages of condolence to the family are advised to make use of condolence books placed at the following points:

Union Buildings
Embassies abroad
Department of International Relations and Cooperation

Members of the media who wish to cover the funeral service are requested to apply for accreditation by submitting their details online through the link: All fields must be completed.

The application process closes at 12h00 on Friday, 07 December 2018. Thereafter, applicants will be advised on the collection of accreditation.

For media accreditation related queries to the Special Official Funeral contact Ishmael Selemale on 061 790 5114 or

Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President, on 072 854 5707

Issued by: The Presidency