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Jackson Mthembu to receive an official funeral.

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Article by: Dumisane Dube

The late Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu will be honored with an Official Funeral Category 1.

Minister Mthembu succumbed to COVID-19 on Thursday, 21 January 2021.

The State, Official and Provincial Official Funeral Policy accords Official Funerals Category 1 to serving Ministers.

“Minister Mthembu contributed immensely to the liberation struggle as an anti-apartheid activist, student leader and unionist, for which he was subjected to harassment and detention by the apartheid security forces,” the presidency said in a statement.

The presidency stated that, the South African flag will be flown at half-mast at every flag station in the country 23 January 2021, until the evening of the day of the funeral on 24 January 2021.

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