Media release

National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure on funeral of Minister Edna Molewa

04 October 2018

4 October 2018

The official funeral service for the late Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs, Dr Bomo Edith Edna Molewa will take place at the Tshwane Events Centre in Pretoria West on 06th October 2018. In line with the declaration as made by the state President, President Cyril Ramaphosa that the funeral will be a Special Category 1 funeral and the South African national flag has been flying at half-mast at all flag stations countrywide until her funeral on October 6.

The funeral service will bring together the State President, Deputy President, former Presidents, foreign HOS/G, NEC of the ANC, Leaders from different political parties, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Premiers, Members of Parliament, MEC’s, members of the diplomatic corps, all other identified VIPs/invited guests and members of the public.

All government departments within the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster, together with the SAPS, will be instrumental in ensuring that the funeral service do not hamper nor disrupt other services within the vicinity or environment where the event will take place.  The measures that are to be implemented, are planned and managed through the national Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS), which is chaired by the SAPS as the lead department. 

The Natjoints implores the assistance of the community in further ensuring that the memorial and funeral services of the late Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Bomo Edna Edith Molewa are conducted without any hindrance.  The following routes and intersections will be affected on Saturday, 06th October 2018:

  • WF Nkomo street / Hezekia Mphahle street
  • WF Nkomo stree / Maltzan street
  • Christoffel street / President Burger street
  • Christoffel street / Luttig street
  • Christoffel street / Retief street

The resolve of the NATJOINTS is simple and clear, together with all our sister departments and law enforcement agencies, with the support and cooperation of the people of our country, we will “ensure a safe and secure funeral for the late Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Bomo Edna Edith Molewa.

Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale
Cell: 082 455 5782

Issued by: Government Communications

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