Western Cape Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sports, Anroux Marais says it is befitting that veteran actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards receives a Special Provincial Official Funeral.

The 66-year-old stage and TV actress died in a guest house in Cape Town on Monday.

She will be laid to rest in the Durbanville Memorial Park in Cape Town on Sunday afternoon.

Video: Member of the SA Guild of Actors, Lizz Meiring pays tribute to Shaleen Surtie-Richards

Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mtwethwa and his Western Cape counterpart, Anroux Marais, joined family representatives in Durbanville on Saturday morning for a flag-raising ceremony at the local police station.

“Even though she was originally from Upington, she was for us in the Western Cape, a Kaapse ma, a mother to all and I think that’s what we will miss the most and what she also did. she was overall generations, says Marais.

“There [were] no barriers for her. She stepped over all the barriers of race, and language and everything. We will dearly miss her and her legacy will really carry on for years to come, especially for our young artists,”Β  says Marais.

Video: Remembering Shaleen Surtie-Richards