10 January 2020
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official Funeral Category 2 for esteemed business leader Dr Richard Maponya who will be buried on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Dr Maponya, widely respected as the doyen of black business, passed away on Monday 6 January 2020, a few days after celebrating his 99th birthday.
The President has directed that the National Flag fly at half-mast from Friday 10 January 2020 until the evening of the burial.
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