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Struggle icon Andrew Mlangeni to be laid to rest on Wednesday

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The funeral service of struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni will take place at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus on Wednesday morning.

The government says COVID-19 regulations will be followed.

On Tuesday, final preparations were made at the Mlangeni household in Dube, Soweto, in Gauteng.

President Cyril Ramaphosa accorded Mlangeni a Special Official Funeral Category One.

Mlangeni died last Tuesday at the age of 95, following an abdominal complaint.

His funeral service will be followed by a burial service at the Roodepoort Cemetery.

South African National Defence Force Chief, General Solly Shoke, visited Mlangeni’s home in Soweto on Tuesday to inspect the level of readiness of the ceremonial aspect of the funeral.

“Unfortunately we won’t do what we normally do or what we would’ve done for him, it will be low-level ceremonial involvement due to COVID-19 rules that are applicable, so when you lose someone high in society who is respectable, who has served the nation with honour we’ve got to show some form of respect,” he said.

Source: News24


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