President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared that the National Flag be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the late former Deputy President FW de Klerk.
De Klerk passed away at his home in Fresnaye, Cape Town on Thursday, November 11 due to an extended illness. He was 85 years of age.
The FW de Klerk Foundation confirmed that the cremation and funeral of the former statesman will take place in a private ceremony for family members on Sunday.
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According to Ramaphosa, the National Flag be flown at half-mast from sunset on Wednesday, November 17 until the evening of Sunday, November 21.
Meanwhile, the Government has consulted with the De Klerk family and the FW de Klerk Foundation as part of preparations for this event in which government leaders, leaders of political parties and representatives of civil society will participate.
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