The South African Presidential Palace announced on January 22nd local time that the state funeral will be held on January 24 for the late South African Presidential Palace Minister Jackson Mtembo.
South African presidential palace minister Jackson Mthambu died on January 21 from complications from COVID-19.
On January 24, the South African government will hold a first-class state funeral for Jackson Mtampu’s hometown Mpumalanga Province.
the same day, the flag will be flown at half-mast throughout South Africa.
After the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, several provincial and ministerial officials in South Africa were infected with the novel coronavirus, but Jackson Mthambu was the first cabinet member to die of the novel coronavirus.
Under South African regulations, serving South African ministers enjoy first-class state funeral treatment.
On January 23, the South African government held a memorial service for Jackson Mthambu in Pretoria, the executive capital of South Africa.
The South African government said that the relevant memorials and state funerals will be held in strict accordance with the provisions of the country’s Disaster Management Act, that is, the number of participants in the funeral shall not exceed 50; the number of guarantors are 1.5 meters apart; the funeral will last for up to two hours; and vigils are not allowed.