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Ramaphosa to deliver the eulogy at Ronnie Mamoepa’s funeral

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa attends the Farlam Commission, in Centurion, outside Pretoria August 11, 2014. Ramaphosa is facing a probe into the 2012 Marikana killings..

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the eulogy at the Special Provincial Official Funeral of his late Spokesperson, Mr Ronnie Mamoepa, in Pretoria on Saturday.

Mr Mamoepa, a veteran political activist and distinguished government communicator, passed away on Saturday, 22 July 2017, after hit by a stroke in the Presidency while serving as the Spokesperson for the Deputy President.

Mr Mamoepa (56), a former political prisoner and member of the Gauteng provincial legislature, was a highly regarded and accomplished public servant and veteran communicator who served the African National Congress and various departments in government with distinction.

In his latest role, since 2014, Mr Mamoepa served as Spokesperson for the Deputy President.

Throughout his life, Ronnie Mamoepa interacted with a number of people in various spheres across government, diplomatic corps, politics, community, sport and the media.

The Presidency said the preparations are done with an expectation that the funeral will be attended by people from across all these sectors of society.

The funeral service will commence at 07h30 at the St Alban’s Cathedral on Francis Baard (ex-Schoeman) Street in the Pretoria City Centre.

Mourners were requested to be seated by 07h00 to enable a punctual start to proceedings.

“Apart from special arrangements for the Mamoepa family, all seating will be unreserved.” the Presidency announced.

The Presidency encouraged mourners to park along Nana Sita (east) and Thabo Sehume Streets.