Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has declared a Special Official Funeral for the former Minister of Sport and Recreation, the late Reverend Arnold Makhenkesi Stofile.
Stofile passed away on Monday at his home in Alice in the Eastern Cape.
The President has instructed that the National Flag fly at half-mast at every station in the country from 18 August until the evening of 25 August 2016, the day of the burial of Reverend Stofile.
“The Inter-Ministerial Committee on State Funerals, chaired by the Minister in the Presidency, will lead the planning and execution of the Special Official Funeral, working with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government,” said the Presidency on Wednesday.
President Zuma will deliver the eulogy at the funeral.