The MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs in the North West, Gordon Kegakilwe, will be given an official provincial funeral category one on Friday.

Kegakilwe will be laid to rest at his home town of Vryburg.

He succumbed to COVID-19 related complications on Monday.

Family’s spokesperson is Dr Godisamang Kegakilwe says, “We will observe as much as possible to the latter COVID-19 regulations and we will do whatever we can not to transgress them. So we will hear what the mortuary will do and we will follow what they say. Hence we are saying it must be as private as possible and be virtual so that people can attend the virtual way.”

In the video below, North West Premier Job Mokgoro conveys his condolences to Kegakilwe’s family:

Intensifying the war on COVID-19 will be the best tribute to Kegakilwe

This week, the African National Congress (ANC) said the best tribute members can pay to Kegakilwe is to intensify the war on COVID-19 by encouraging all South Africans to adhere to health safety protocols.

In a statement, the ANC described him as a hardworking servant of the people who was selflessly committed to the notion of building a better life for all.

“We convey our heartfelt condolences to Kegakilwe’s family, the entire membership of the ANC and the people of the North West. May his soul Rest in Peace.”

The late MEC previously served the governing party in various capacities, including as the North West Provincial Deputy Secretary and as Regional Chairperson of Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati.

In the video below, Co-operative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma responds to Kegakilwe’s death: