President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, 14 January 2020, deliver the eulogy at the Special Official Funeral of esteemed business leader Dr Richard Maponya in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Dr Maponya, widely respected as the doyen of black business, passed away on Monday 6 January 2020, a few days after celebrating his 99th birthday.
The President has honoured Dr Maponya with a Special Official Funeral Category 2. In terms of this declaration, the National Flag has been flown at half-mast from Friday 10 January 2020 and will remain so until the evening of the burial.
Media is invited to cover the funeral as follows:
DATE: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
VENUE: University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus, Johannesburg
TIME: 08h00 (media to arrive at 07h00)
The official funeral programme will be followed by the burial at West Park Cemetery
Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation by sending their details to Ishmael Selemale on email@example.com or Ignicious Masilela on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tsakane Khambane on 082 084 5566
The deadline for applications is Monday, 13 January 2020 at 10h00.
Accreditation cards can be collected at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus on Monday 13 January 2020 from 08h00 until 16h00.
Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa