President Ramaphosa grants Chester Williams official state funeral

President Ramaphosa grants Chester Williams official state funeral

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has granted the late Springbok icon Chester Williams a state funeral

- Minister Patricia de Lille, a close family friend, made the announcement at the legend's memorial service on Wednesday

- Williams passed away aged 49 last week

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Chester Williams has been granted a state funeral at Newlands this Saturday by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

TimesLIVE reports that the Springbok player had suffered a heart attack at his home in Cape Town late last week.

The 49-year-old, whose memorial service was held at the University of the Western Cape, left behind his wife, two twins and a stepson.

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Making the announcement, Minister Patricia de Lille had paid tribute to the player's love for his children and thanked Ramaphosa for granting Williams an official state funeral. gathered that the Bok legend had coached the university's rugby team, helping them into the top-notch Varsity Cup competition.

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