President declares five days of mourning for victims of covid-19
11 November 2020
Staff Reporter/ PretoriaLIVE
PRETORIA- President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday announced that there will be five days of mourning fallen countrymen who succumbed to covid-19.
Ramaphosa said, “We have lost many lives to this pandemic.”
“Many of us have had to bid farewell to a loved one, a friend or a colleague”
The president also said it is important as a nation that we should honour and remember all those who have succumbed to this disease.
The five days of mourning will be from the 25th to 29th of November.
The national flag will fly at half-mast throughout the country from 6am to 6pm.
“We call upon all South Africans to wear a black armband or other signs of mourning to signify our respect for those who have departed,” Ramaphosa urged.
The five days of mourning fall during the 16 Days of
Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, which the President described as second pandemic we are confronting.