Official funeral for Chaskalson

2012-12-02 16:47
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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has decided to extend the honour of a special official funeral to former Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson, the presidency has announced.

The funeral will be held at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Monday and Zuma would attend, presidential spokesperson Harold Maloka said in a statement.

Chaskalson, who died aged 81 in Johannesburg on Saturday, served as the first president of the Constitutional Court and as Chief Justice from November 2001 until his retirement in 2005.

Maloka said the national flag would be flown at half-mast from Monday until Friday.




- SAPA
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