Government will work with the family of the late President of the former Bophuthatswana homeland, Lucas Mangope to prepare for his send-off.

This was confirmed by Traditional Affairs MEC in North West Ontlametse Mochware, who attended the memorial service held in honour of Mangope.

The provincial government had initially indicated that it had written to President Jacob Zuma for Mangope to be granted a special provincial funeral, but a clear answer has not yet been given.

“It was not a state funeral, but that government should support the funeral of Kgosi Mangope, so that Kgosi can be given that dignified send-off. Yes of course, working together with the family of Mangope, we’re gonna give Rre Kgosi Mangope a decent send-off.”

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