Media release

Government Communications on collection of media accreditation for Special Official Funeral of Dr Joseph Shabalala

20 February 2020

20 February 2020

Members of the media who have successfully applied for accreditation to cover the funeral service of the late Dr Joseph Shabalala are advised to collect their accreditation as follows:
Date:  Friday, 21 February 2020
Time:  9h00-18h00
Venue:  Ladysmith City Hall, Ladysmith, Kwa Zulu-Natal  

Dr Shabalala, who is the founder of the music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo passed away on the 11th of February 2020. President Ramaphosa has since declared that Dr Shabalala will be honoured with a Special Official Funeral Category 2 which entails ceremonial elements provided by the South African Police Service. 

The Special Official Funeral of Dr Shabalala will take place on Saturday, 22 February 2020 at the Ladysmith Indoor Sports Center at 8h30.

For accreditation related queries contact: Pheliswa Sebati on 082 413 4609 or Msawakhe Nyadi on 078 095 6085

William Baloyi
Cell: 083 390 7147 

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