JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa will be among the speakers at the funeral of Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa who is being laid to rest in Tshwane today.
Hundreds of mourners are expected to make their way to the Tshwane Events Centre where her official state funeral will take place.
Molewa died last month after a short illness.
The president, his deputy David Mabuza, ministers, dignitaries and family members are expected to attend.
Government has expressed shock at her passing.
Ramaphosa declared a period of mourning and ordered that the national flag is flown at half-mast.
The funeral will be open to the public, with the police’s national joint operational and intelligence structure in charge, to ensure that the funeral service is conducted without a glitch.