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Rajbansi funeral to be held at stadium

2011-12-30 11:12

Durban - The funeral service for the leader of Minority Front, Amichand Rajbansi will be held in Durban on Saturday, a family spokesperson said on Friday.

"The funeral service will be held in Durban, the Chatsworth stadium in Chatsworth on Saturday, from 11:30am to 16:00," Patrick Pillay said.

His body would then be taken to the Clare Estate crematorium where he would be cremated at 17:00.

Rajbansi died aged 69 on Thursday morning, after being admitted to hospital in Umhlanga, outside Durban, in October with bronchitis.

Senior ANC members and members of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature were expected to visit the Rajbansi family on Friday.

The ANC and Minority Front had a co-operation agreement which led to Rajbansi serving in the ANC-led KwaZulu-Natal cabinet from 2004 to 2009, as sports and recreation MEC.

Comments
  • tlaksbanda - 2011-12-30 13:19

    Rajbansi is No More ... Why Don't You Leave he Man to Rest In Peace? Besides, where in the article is Reported That Tax Payers are Going to Carry the Cost of His Funeral?

  • ishara.singh1 - 2011-12-30 14:21

    It is a typical Indian perspective to live by the bounty provided by others and then stab them in the back. No other Indian has done wht this man has done for individuals and the Indian community. It is sad that even in his death the ungrateful indians cannot show him some respect. Where were you during the Inanda Rights? Can you Name one other Individual indian or otherwise who has done anything for us. We only here of them during elections. Every Indian no matter which religious group should be mourning our loss. He is the greatest South African Indian that ever lived. any Indian who makes ridiculous comments about this remarkabe man should be ashamed. It shows there ingratitude and there stupidity. It is easy to malign a man who attempted and proved to make our lot better when he is no longer here to defend himself

      jowza1 - 2011-12-30 15:03

      I totally disagree with you ishara.there are plenty of indians who worked for the betterment of the community.he sold his soul by taking part in the tricamaral parliament,an institution that was created by the nats to further divide all the people of this country.may he rest in peace

  • Aaron - 2011-12-30 19:02

    the raj was an oppurtunist who collaborated with the apartheid govt. the ANC are a spineless lot who welcomed him into their lot for the skae of seats in the KZN legislature. Raj did nothing for anybody execpt himself and his cronies. good riddance

  • Butter - 2011-12-30 19:43

    ISKCON hosts funeral of Mr Rajbansi at SSRRT tomorrrow 10am to 11pm. presided over by Bhakti Caitanya Swami and Bhakti Charu Swami.

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