The Arch honoured with special official funeral


The late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu will receive a Special Official Funeral – Category 1. The Anglican Archbishop was known for being an anti-Apartheid campaigner, and being a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

He passed away on Sunday.

The Special Official Funeral will take place in St George’s Cathedral on New Year’s Day 2022. Under this category funeral, it includes ceremonial elements by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).

However, based on Arch’s last wishes, the SANDF ceremonial content will be limited to the handing over of the National Flag to his wife, Leah Tutu. The national flag will be flown at half-mast nationwide from sunset on Tuesday.


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