President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for former Ambassador Stephen Pandula Gawe.
The late struggle veteran and former Ambassador passed away on 18 July 2018 in the United Kingdom.
“This category funeral is designated by the President of the Republic of South Africa for distinguished persons. The President has instructed that the National Flag be flown at half-mast in the Eastern Cape Province on the day of Ambassador Gawe’s funeral – Saturday, 11 August 2018,” said the Presidency in a statement on Tuesday.
Gawe was the Ambassador to Norway and served as Director in the Diplomatic Academy of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation. His last posting before retirement was as Ambassador to Denmark.
President Ramaphosa extended his deepest condolences to the Gawe family as well as relatives, friends and members of the diplomatic corps.
Details of the funeral will be communicated by the Eastern Cape Provincial Government.