Media release

Further update on the arrangements for the special official funeral of the late Andrew Mokete Mlangeni

28 July 2020

28 July 2020

Government wishes to provide further update on the arrangements for the Special Official Funeral of the late Isithwalandwe/Seaparankwe Andrew Mokete Mlangeni.

Bab’ Mlangeni passed away on 20 July 2020.  The funeral service will be held at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 starting from 09h00.  This will be followed by a burial at Roodeport cemetery.  

1.    Messages of Condolence
Government has set up a  memorial page for anyone who wishing to send messages of condolence to the Mlangeni family and friends. The page can be found on  Messages can also be sent by email to: as well as

2.   Live Broadcast and Pool Feed  

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will broadcast the funeral live on its television and radio channels. 
The SABC will also provide pool feed for members of the media as follows:

Satellite           Amos7 @ 4 West
Downlink        12649.5 Mhz V
Symbol Rate   2.7 MSym/s
Modulation     8PSK
Video               HD H.264 @ 4.2.0

In addition, the funeral service will be streamed live on the following government online platforms and the hashtag is #RIPAndrewMlangeni:


3. Road Closures

The following roads will be closed on the day of the funeral  between 08h00 and 12h00.  Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. 
Magalemela and Masina Roads
Magalemele and Ncwane Roads
Ncwane, Ndlovu and Lethoasa Streets
President Ramaphosa declared a Special Official Funeral Category 1 for Bab’ Mlangeni. In terms of the Presidential Declaration the National Flag will fly at half-mast between Friday, 24 July 2020 and the morning of Wednesday, 29 July 2020, the day on which Bab’ Mlangeni will be laid to rest.

Phumla Williams, GCIS Director-General
Cell:  083 5010 139

Issued by: Government Communication and Information System

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