President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared that the National Flag be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the late former apartheid president FW de Klerk who also served as Deputy President to Nelson Mandela post-apartheid.
De Klerk passed away on Thursday, 11 November 2021, after an extended illness. He was 85 years of age.
Meanwhile, The FW de Klerk Foundation has announced that the cremation and funeral of Mr De Klerk will take place in a private ceremony for family members on Sunday, 21 November 2021.
The South African government has also announced that they will at a future date host a State Memorial Service in remembrance of De Klerk.
“Government has consulted the De Klerk family and the FW de Klerk Foundation as part of preparing for this event in which government leaders, leaders of political parties and representatives of civil society will participate,” the Presidency announced on Tuesday afternoon.