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Ramaphosa declares Special Official Funeral Category 1 for Thulare III


13 January 2021

Staff Reporter/PretoriaLIVE

PRETORIA- President Cyril Ramaphosa has honoured His Majesty King Victor Thulare of the BaPedi Kingdom by designating his funeral as a Special Official Funeral Catergory 1.

Tyrone Seale acting spokesperson to the President said Kgoshikgolo Thulare Thulare III passed away on Wednesday, 06 January 2021, at the age of 40.

“He is the son of the late King Rhyne Thulare and was officially recognised by President Ramaphosa as King of the BaPedi in 2020.”

“The President has authorised that the National Flag be flown at half-mast at every flag station in the country from the morning of 13 January 2021, until the evening of the day of the funeral on 17 January 2021,” Seale said.

Seale added that the late King is lauded for having played a major role in sowing the seeds of unity in the BaPedi Kingdom.

“The Special Official funeral is declared in condition of compliance with regulation 11B, Sub-regulation 8 of COVID-19 Lockdown Regulations of 25 March 2020,” Seale said.

King Thulare will be laid to rest in Sekhukhuneland in Limpopo, on the morning of 17 January 2021.