It’s been reported that former president FW de Klerk will have a state memorial service in Cape Town on Sunday.
This is according to a statement by the government which said that the service would take place at the Groote Kerk at 10:30. However, attendance would be limited due to COVID-19 regulations and only accredited media personnel will have access to the venue.
STATE MEMORIAL SERVICE OF THE FORMER DEPUTY PRESIDENT F.W. DE KLERK
07 DECEMBER 2021 pic.twitter.com/B4qpYHuQeW
— GCIS Parliamentary Office (@GCIS_Parliament) December 7, 2021
De Klerk’s funeral took place last month and his foundation described it as a “private ceremony for family members”.
He died at the age of 85 on Thursday, November 11 at his home in Fresnaye, Cape Town after a battle with cancer.
The news was shared in a statement by the foundation, which read: “It is with the deepest sadness that the FW de Klerk Foundation must announce that former President FW de Klerk died peacefully at his home in Fresnaye earlier this morning following his struggle against mesothelioma cancer.
“Mr De Klerk was 85 years old. He is survived by his wife Elita, his children Jan and Susan and his grandchildren.”