Zuma postpones National Orders Ceremony

2015-04-20 12:56
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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has postponed the National Orders Ceremony meant to take place on Freedom Day because of the spate of attacks on foreign nationals, the presidency said on Monday.

"The National Orders for 2015 have been postponed as the country is mourning the deaths of seven people that were killed during violent attacks on foreign nationals last week," spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

"The Freedom Day anniversary will still be marked on 27 April at the Union Buildings in Pretoria."

The National Orders are the highest honour that South Africa bestows on citizens and eminent foreign nationals for their contribution to the advancement of the country in various ways.

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