President Zuma declares official funeral for late Minister Chabane


The late Minister for Public Service and Administration, Mr Collins Chabane, who tragically passed on in a road collision on the N1 highway near Polokwane, in Limpopo on Sunday, 15 March 2015, will be laid to rest on Saturday, 21 March 2015, at Xikundzu village in Malamulele, Limpopo Province.

The Minister will be accorded an Official Funeral.

The Official Funeral Category 1 is reserved for the following persons:

• Serving Ministers
• Speaker of the National Assembly
• Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa
• Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP)
• Premiers of Provinces

The President has ordered that the National Flag be flown at half-mast at all flag posts in the Republic on Saturday 21 March 2015, the day of the funeral.

Memorial service

The memorial service for Minister Chabane will be held on Thursday, 19 March 2015, at 12h00, at the Pretoria City Hall, Tshwane.

Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 879 3203 or

Issued by: The Presidency
17 March 2015