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SA flag flies at half-mast in honour of Mac Jack

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In a tribute, Premier Zamani Saul extended his condolences to Jack’s family and friends and thanked him for his commitment and diligence in serving the administration.

Two family members of MEC of Education, Mac Jack represented the family during the ceremony at the Premier’s office this morning. Picture: Soraya Crowie

NORTHERN Cape Premier Dr Zamani Saul and members of the provincial executive cabinet are expected to attend Jack’s official provincial funeral in Graaff-Reinet on Sunday.

Family representatives watched as the South African flag was lowered to half-mast outside the Northern Cape Premier’s Office on Friday morning in a solemn ceremony honouring the late MEC for Education Mac Jack.

Jack died on Wednesday afternoon after he was admitted to hospital last week and was treated in the high care unit for Covid-19 symptoms.

Saul, along with members of the provincial executive cabinet, are expected to attend Jack’s official provincial funeral in Graaff-Reinet on Sunday.

The body, transported in a hearse, was received by the Pixley ka Seme regional committee and district staff on Friday as it passed by his De Aar residence en route to the Eastern Cape where he will be buried.

The Office of the Premier will livestream the funeral virtually on Facebook on its official page.

The hearse outside Mac Jack’s residence in De Aar en route to Graaf Reinet where he will be buried. Picture: Facebook

In a tribute, Saul extended his condolences to Jack’s family and friends and thanked him for his commitment and diligence in serving the administration.

“He will be sorely missed especially at a critical time where we are confronted by an invisible enemy that is wreaking havoc in our communities. Mac Jack made a remarkable contribution as a community activist and member of government. He did good on his promise to bring about positive change in the lives of our people,” said Saul.