South Africa’s Presidency rejects Gauteng premier’s request for AKA state funeral

The Chronicle

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi on Thursday confirmed that his office had not succeeded in getting permission from the Presidency to give Kiernan “AKA” Forbes a state funeral.

Lesufi denied the request was for a financial contribution. He said the province wanted to honour the rapper by draping his coffin with the South African flag and to fly the flag at half-mast.

Forbes and his friend Tebello Motsoane were gunned down in Durban on Friday.

– Iavan Pijoos


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