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Sicelo Shiceka's funeral date set

2012-05-03 11:47

Johannesburg - The funeral of former Cabinet minister Sicelo Shiceka will take place in Midrand on May 12, a family representative said on Wednesday.

Shiceka died at the age of 45 in the Eastern Cape on Monday morning. He had been on sick leave since February 2011.

"The family of the late Sicelo Shiceka met today in Johannesburg to discuss funeral arrangements. The meeting decided that the funeral will take place on the 12th May 2012 in Midrand, Johannesburg," family spokesperson Justice Zotwa said.

Further details would be communicated in due course.

"We have been humbled by the overwhelming support and condolences we received from the public and political parties and this has become our source of strength and courage," Zotwa said.

Shiceka was appointed co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister in Zuma's Cabinet on May 11, 2009.

Comments
  • Peter - 2012-05-03 11:53

    RIP once again to him. I have already submitted the papers to tender for this funeral, I hear it will cost around R3million. So what happens now, will the state write off his wasteful expenditure?

      Fussed - 2012-05-03 12:15

      They call that dead money

      Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-05-03 12:18

      @Peter. Can you please inform us if this is a state funeral?

      Alan - 2012-05-03 12:52

      Yes, it will indeed be interesting to see how much this corrupt ANC government spends on this funeral - which, like previous lavish ones, is really just an attempt to look important and buy votes.

      Christopher - 2012-05-03 21:13

      Shopping list for May 12th: Cigars Champagne A Funny movie

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-03 21:24

      I believe sending cut flowers everyday will qualify :)

  • David - 2012-05-03 12:23

    Who gives a toss about this thieving corrupt a$$h0le. Good riddance!!!

  • Jonathan - 2012-05-03 12:47

    I refuse to subscribe to the tradition that everyone becomes a saint when they pass on and everything bad or criminal just suddenly dissappears. If he did good, admit it. If he was a criminal, at least have the backbone to include that as well, whether the man's alive or dead.

  • Ed - 2012-05-03 14:30

    who gives a fukc about this a-hole. glad he is dead dead dead...may all other spineless thieves like him die from aids or whatever it is that got him.

  • Liko - 2012-05-03 16:43

    why MIdrand he died in his home mos! so that all important people should attend? did the family in form the girlfriend in prison - she is coming for the funeral maybe

  • frank.hartry - 2012-05-03 22:58

    While Zuma is at the top corruption in South Africa will continue to spiral out of control. He is a president who assumes that everything a president does is right, even though it may be wrong. The frightening thing is that he could be the state president for another eight years. We can only pray that some kind of judgement will be made that he will finally have to prove his innocence in a court of law and if found guilty he joins his pal Selebi for a few years.

  • Erich - 2012-05-04 09:29

    In Nuus 24 it was reported that that the President announced that the late Minister will get a 'special official funeral - category 1'. I wonder if one of our more enlightened readers could explain what kind of funeral this will be? My guess is that a Category 1 funeral signifies that the deceased only embezzled up to R100 million rand in his lifetime, a Category 2 only between R100 and R200 million, etc. In addition the Order of the Boabab will be awarded posthumously to the recipient. I believe there has to date not been a Pre-Category 1 state funeral (no embezzlement or one not exceeding R10 million) due to the fact that no recipients in government have thusfar qualified for this category.

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