Arrangements for the Official Memorial Service and Special Provincial Official Funeral of Mr Ronnie Mamoepa
President Jacob Zuma has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for the highly regarded government communicator, accomplished public servant and freedom fighter, Mr Ronnie Mamoepa, who passed away in Pretoria on Saturday, 22 July 2017 after a long illness.
An official memorial service will be held at the Tshwane Events Centre on Thursday 27 July 2017, followed on Saturday by a funeral service at St Alban’s Cathedral in the Pretoria CBD.
Mr Mamoepa will be buried at the Zandfontein Cemetery west of Pretoria.
Details of the events are as follows:
1. Official Memorial service
Date: Thursday, 27 July 2017
Venue: Tshwane Events Centre
2. Details of the funeral
Date: Saturday, 29 July 2017
Time: 07:00 am
Venue: St Alban’s Cathedral Church, Nana Sita Street, Pretoria CBD.
3. Parking of OB Vans and Rigging for the official memorial and funeral
A technical media briefing and a dry run will take place at the Tshwane Events Centre at 15:00 today (26 July 2017)
4. Social Media
Those who wish to send messages of condolence through social media are advised to use the hashtag #RIPRonnie.
5. Condolence Books
Condolence books will also be placed at GCIS and Union Buildings for anyone who may wish to come and give a message to the family pre and post the memorial service.
6. Government communicators and journalists pay tribute
Date: Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Venue: 1035 Tshedimosetso House, Corner Francis Baard and Festival Street GCIS, Hatfield in Pretoria
The memorial service will be attended by the Minister of Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, government communicators as well as members of the media. The Communicators’ Memorial will afford communicators and the media a platform to share memories and celebrate the life of Ronnie Mamoepa.
Source: Government of South Africa