Cyril Ramaphosa Declares Mourning Period in Honour of FW De Klerk

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared that the National Flag be flown at half-mast on Wednesday until Sunday as a mark of respect for the late former Deputy President FW de Klerk.

The former Deputy President passed away on Thursday, 11 November at the sage of 85 after an extended illness.

The FW de Klerk Foundation has announced De Klerk will be cremated in a private ceremony for family on Sunday. 

In a statement, the presidency says government will at a future date host a State Memorial Service in remembrance of the former Deputy President.

“Government has consulted the De Klerk family and the FW de Klerk Foundation as part of preparing for this event in which government leaders, leaders of political parties and representatives of civil society will participate.” 

De Klerk was a deputy president in the government of national unity under late former president Nelson Mandela. 

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