In the previous state of the nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the 5 days of national mourning in remembrance of all COVID-19, Gender based violence and femicide victims.
The president stated that from the 25th to 29th November 2020, South African flags across the country will fly half-mast between 06:00-18:00.
South Africans are also urged to wear black armbands, or other signs of mourning during this period to signify their respect for the lost soul.
Today the Deputy President @DDMabuza joined by other members of Cabinet launching the 5 days of national mourning in remembrance of those who lost their lives to COVID-19 & Gender Based Violence & Femicide in South Africa. #16DaysofActivism2020 pic.twitter.com/HQkK4WK99t— Nonceba Mhlauli (@NoncebaMhlauli) November 25, 2020
We remember those that have lost their lives to COVID-19. We stand in solidarity with South Africans during the 5 days of National mourning. pic.twitter.com/Ndf35LFdWq— Total South Africa (@TotalSAfrica) November 25, 2020