- President Cyril Ramaphosa will personally deliver a eulogy at former president FW de Klerk's state memorial
- The memorial will be held at the Groote Kerk in Cape Town city centre and strict Covid 19 measures will be in place
- FW de Klerk left a divided legacy as the last apartheid president of South Africa
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly News on your News Feed!
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a eulogy at the official state memorial of former president FW de Klerk on Sunday.
De Klerk died in November at the age of 85 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was cremated at a private ceremony over two weeks ago.
The former president left a divided legacy among South Africans as the last apartheid president.
SABC News reported that the official memorial service will have limited attendance due to Covid 19 social distancing restrictions.
Enjoy reading our stories? Download the BRIEFLY NEWS app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!
The memorial service will be held at Groote Kerk in Cape Town city centre according to IOL.
Rasta paints De Klerk and Mandela, peeps are laughing themselves to tears
Earlier, Briefly News reported that a recent Twitter post by Rasta The Artist has Mzansi in stitches. With the caption "Rest in peace, peace was made," Rasta painted former presidents Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk.
The duo are holding hands but the actual painting seems to be something a little different, according to South Africans.
Rasta has made a name for himself on social media with his artwork. Accumulating 73 000 followers on Facebook and an impressive 47 000 followers on Twitter. His latest piece of art, however, has South Africans chatting as they discuss the various details of the painting; from the intertwined hands to the unique noses.
"In Loving Memory": Mzansi celebrates Nelson Mandela 8 years since his passing
In similar news, as South Africans mark the 8th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing, social media users headed online to share some sweet and sometimes outright inappropriate memes and messages celebrating the struggle stalwarts life.
Under the hashtag #NellyM, Mzansi had the best time immortalizing the former President. Naturally, peeps were a little confused by the hashtag at first with one person hilariously commenting that he thought a new DJ had come on the scene.
Still, it was all love on the Twitter streets.
Source: Briefly News