Edna Molewa to be laid to rest in Pre­to­ria

Observer on Saturday - - News - African News Agency

JO­HAN­NES­BURG - The fu­neral of the late Min­is­ter of En­vi­ron­men­tal Af­fairs, Dr Bomo Edith Edna Molewa, will take place at the Tsh­wane Events Cen­tre in Pre­to­ria West to­day, the po­lice's Na­tional Joint Op­er­a­tional and In­tel­li­gence Struc­ture said.

Molewa, 61, passed away at a Pre­to­ria hos­pi­tal af­ter a short ill­ness late last month.

Po­lice spokesper­son Lieu­tenant Colonel Katlego Mo­gale said Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa had de­creed that the fu­neral will be a Spe­cial Cat­e­gory 1 fu­neral and the South African na­tional flag has been fly­ing at half-mast at all flag sta­tions coun­try­wide un­til her fu­neral. “Pres­i­dent Ramaphosa, deputy pres­i­dent, for­mer pres­i­dents, for­eign HOS/G, NEC of the ANC, lead­ers from dif­fer­ent po­lit­i­cal par­ties, min­is­ters, deputy min­is­ters, pre­miers, Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment, MEC’s, mem­bers of the diplo­matic corps, all other iden­ti­fied VIPs/in­vited guests and mem­bers of the pub­lic will at­tend the fu­neral," said Mo­gale.

“All gov­ern­ment de­part­ments within the Jus­tice, Crime Preven­tion and Se­cu­rity Clus­ter, to­gether with the SAPS, will be in­stru­men­tal in en­sur­ing that the fu­neral ser­vice do not ham­per nor dis­rupt other ser­vices within the vicin­ity or en­vi­ron­ment where the event will take place."

Mo­gale said the mea­sures that were to be im­ple­mented, were planned and man­aged through the na­tional Joint Op­er­a­tional and In­tel­li­gence Struc­ture( NATJOINTS), which was chaired by the South African Po­lice Ser­vice as the lead de­part­ment.

The NATJOINTS also im­plored the as­sis­tance of the com­mu­nity in fur­ther en­sur­ing that Molewa's memo­rial and fu­neral ser­vices are con­ducted with­out any hin­drance. "WF Nkomo street / Hezekia Mphahle street, WF Nkomo street / Maltzan street, Christof­fel street / Pres­i­dent Burger street, Christof­fel street / Lut­tig street and Christof­fel street / Retief street will be af­fected on the day of the fu­neral.

RIP: The late Min­is­ter of En­vi­ron­men­tal Af­fairs, Dr Bomo Edith Edna Molewa.

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