Ramaphosa declares a special funeral for Queen mother of Amampondo

15:39 (GMT+2) Wed, 13 Jun 2018

JOHANNESBURG, June (ANA)  - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for the Queen Mother of Amampondo aseNyandeni.

Queen Fikelephi "Bongolethu" Ndamase died on Thursday last week and the presidency said Ramaphosa has expressed his deepest condolences to the Royal family.

“The Special Provincial Official Funeral is reserved for distinguished persons as decided by the President of the Republic, after considering a request from the province of origin," the presidency said in a statement.

The president ordered that the national flag is flown at half-mast at every flag station in the Eastern Cape province on Saturday, the day of the funeral.

"Further details of the funeral arrangements will be communicated by the Eastern Cape Provincial Government," the statement added.

- African News Agency (ANA),