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President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a special provincial official funeral category two for Mxolisi Sokatsha

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The former MEC for the Department of Health and the Department of Social Development and ANC member of parliament Mxolisi Sokatsha will be given an official funeral on April 2.

ANC MP Mxolisi Sokatsha will be given an official funeral at the Richmond sports grounds on Saturday. Picture Facebook

THE former MEC for the Department of Health and the Department of Social Development and ANC member of parliament Mxolisi Sokatsha will be given an official funeral on April 2.

The funeral will be held at the sports grounds in Richmond on Saturday at 7am.

Sokatsha died in a motor vehicle accident on March 25 that occurred on the N12 road between Belmont and Hopetown.

Spokesperson for the Premier’s Office Bronwyn Thomas-Abrahams on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a special provincial official funeral category two for Sokatsha.

“A special provincial official funeral category two funeral is reserved for distinguished persons specifically designated by the President of South Africa on request by the Premier of a Province.

“The President has instructed that the national flag fly at half-mast in the Province on the day of the funeral as a mark of respect to the late Sokatsha.”

She added that the Premier Dr Zamani Saul would deliver the eulogy while a provincial task team with representatives from the Sokatsha family and different government departments were involved in funeral preparations..

“Sokatsha served the Northern Cape and the country in various leadership capacities ranging from mayor of Richmond, Member of the Provincial Legislature, Member of the Executive Council in several portfolios and Member of the National Assembly.”

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