Tshabalala-Msimang to get special funeral

2009-12-17 11:04

Former health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang will be honoured

with a special official funeral when she is laid to rest, a family spokesman

said today.

“It’s going to be a special official funeral,” said her son-in-law

Martin Kingston, but details were still being finalised.

The presidency is still dealing with the protocols involved. These include whether flags will be flown at half mast in her honour.

There are various categories that set out the funeral protocols for

present and past heads of state and government ministers and this is still being


Further details will be available later.

Kingston said the family was “bearing up” under the circumstances

and had received many messages of sympathy since her death in Johannesburg yesterday.

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