14 January 2018

South Africa: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Delivers the Eulogy At Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile's Special Official Funeral Service, 16 Jan

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Poet Keorapetse Kgositsile.
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the eulogy at the Special Official Funeral of late Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 at the Marks Park Sport Club in Emmerentia, Johannesburg.

Professor Kgositsile's funeral was declared a Special Official Funeral by President Jacob Zuma.

The renowned professor, who was a veteran activist and a giant of the liberation struggle, passed away on Wednesday, 3 January 2018.

Professor Kgositsile was a recipient of the National Order of Ikamanga for his contribution to the field of literature and was inaugurated in 2006 as South Africa's second National Poet Laureate.

He taught literature at various institutions across the world such as the University of California in Los Angeles, North Carolina University, State University of New York, University of Denver, University of Nairobi, University of Botswana and the University Of Fort Hare.

Issued by: The Presidency

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