OFFICIAL FUNERAL OF THE LATE SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTER EDNA MOLEWA

PRETORIA, South Africa, October 6, 2018……….. Chief Administrative Secretary, Hon. Ababu Namwamba today represented President Uhuru Kenyatta at the state funeral of the late South African Minister for Environmental Affairs Dr. Bomo Edna Edith Molewa in Pretoria, South Africa.

President Kenyatta in his condolence message conveyed by Hon. Ababu said, “I learnt of the passing of Minister Molewa with a lot of sadness. On behalf of the Government and People of Kenya and on my own behalf, I join you, President of the Republic of South Africa in extending my deepest condolence to the brotherly people of South Africa, family, colleagues and friends of Molewa.”

The official funeral held at Tshwane Events Center was graced by President of the Republic of South Africa H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa. The late Molewa was laid to rest at Zandfontein Cemetery. President Ramaphosa described her as a woman of fortitude and professionalism who contributed immensely to the advancement of South Africa.

In attendance was South African Deputy President David Mabuza, former Presidents Jacob Zuma, Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe among other high ranking government officials.

CAS Ababu was accompanied by Kenya’s High Commissioner to South Africa Amb. Jean Kamau.