President Cyril Ramaphosa has honoured the late King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu with a declaration that His Majesty be accorded a Special Respectable Funeral Category 1.
This funeral will entail ceremonial facets equipped by the South African Nationwide Defence Pressure.
The President has also authorised that the Nationwide Flag be flown at half of-mast at every flag space in the country from the morning of Saturday, 13 March 2021, till the evening of the funeral carrier.
By manner of Chapter 1.5.2(a) of the Command, Respectable and Provincial Funeral Policy Manual, the President could perchance furthermore designate the funeral of a illustrious individual as a Special Respectable Funeral.
King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu handed away in the early hours of Friday, 12 March 2021, after an prolonged illness.
President Ramaphosa has expressed his steady condolences to the Royal Household, to the Zulu nation, and to the individuals of KwaZulu-Natal and beyond – for whom the Ingonyama modified into as soon as a wanted symbol of history, culture and heritage.
Crucial capabilities of the funeral would perchance be announced in due direction.