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 https://www.gov.za/AndrewMlangeni. Messages can also be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org as well as https://www.facebook.com/GovernmentZA.
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
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