The funeral service of former SABC Board chairperson and Ambassador to Germany, Sonwabo Eddie Funde will take place at the Bryanston Methodist Church, north of Johannesburg, on Thursday.
Deputy President David Mabuza will deliver the keynote address on behalf of government, while former SABC News head Snuki Zikalala will represent the ANC Veterans League.
74-year-old Funde passed away last week after a cardiac arrest.
The anti-apartheid activist was part of the ANC’s underground while the organisation was banned.
The passing on of Funde has been described a huge loss for the country.
International Relations Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu says, “He was one of those who played a role in the fight against apartheid, even outside the country and continued to fight back in the country.”
Funde will be laid to rest at the Fourways Memorial Park Cemetery on Thursday afternoon.