Businessman Dr. Richard Maponya’s memorial service will take place in Johannesburg on Friday morning.
On Thursday President Cyril Ramaphosa granted Maponya a Special Official Funeral Category 2 to be held next Tuesday. The President has also instructed that flags be flown at half-mast from Friday until the evening of Maponya’s burial.
Friday’s memorial service will take place at the Rosebank Union Church in Sandton, north of Johannesburg.
Maponya died after a short illness in a Johannesburg hospital at the age of 99.