Mourners to pay last respects to Prof Kgositsile

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Hundreds of mourners are expected to pay their final respects to veteran activist and renowned Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile on Tuesday.

Friends and family have already gathered at his family home in Diepkloof and will then head to the Marks Park Sports Complex in Emmerentia in Johannesburg for the official funeral service.

He will be buried in the West Park Cemetery.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the eulogy of the celebrated professor.

The 79-year-old died earlier this month following a long illness.

Kgositsile dedicated his life to the struggle and to promoting African culture through his written works.

He was inaugurated as the second National Poet Laureate in 2006 and also received the National Order of Ikhamanga for his contribution in the field of literature.