The official funeral service for the late Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs, DrBomo Edith Edna Molewa, is currently underway at the Tshwane Events Centre in Pretoria West.
In line with the declaration made by President Cyril Ramaphosa, 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 on Saturday.
The funeral service will bring together the State President, 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.
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.
The measures that are to be implemented, are planned and managed through the national Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS), which is chaired by the SAPS as the lead department.
The NATJOINTS implores the assistance of the community in further ensuring that the funeral service of the late Minister of Environmental Affairs, DrBomo Edna Edith Molewa is conducted without any hindrance.
The following routes and intersections will be affected on Saturday:
• WF Nkomo street / HezekiaMphahle street
• WF Nkomostree / Maltzan street
• Christoffel street / President Burger street
• Christoffel street / Luttig street
• Christoffel street / Retief street
NATJOINTS together with all their sister departments and law enforcement agencies, with the support and cooperation of the people of the country, will “ensure a safe and secure funeral for the late Minister of Environmental Affairs, DrBomo Edna Edith Molewa”.
Source: South African Government News Agency