Official funeral for ANC stalwart - Presidency

2016-02-02 13:58

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has declared a special official funeral for ANC stalwart and former MP, Hermanus Loots.

The national flag at all flag stations in the country would be flown at half-mast from Monday until the funeral on Saturday, the Presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.

Zuma was expected to deliver the eulogy at the funeral.

Loots, known as James Stuart, died last week. He served as an MP from 1994 to 1999. He was an ANC activist and part of Umkhonto we Sizwe. He left the public service in 1999 to pursue interests in the private sector.

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