Struggle veteran to get office funeral

2009-12-08 10:06

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday declared an official funeral for

the former High Commissioner to Namibia and struggle veteran, Curtis


“The president has announced the funeral to be an official

provincial funeral and that the national flag fly at half-mast in the province

of Gauteng on the day of the burial or cremation, as a mark of respect to the Mr

Curtis Nkondo,” Zuma’s office said in a statement.

Nkondo’s funeral will be held in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Nkondo (82) died last week after a long illness.

He was actively involved in politics throughout his life and became

a member of the Gauteng provincial legislature after the first democratic

elections in 1994.

Nkondo is survived by his wife, Rose, and three sons, Reavell

(Ricky), Ruskin and Ephraim.

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