South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is today tomorrow – Sunday, 12 December 2021 – deliver the eulogy at the State Memorial Service for the late Former President and Deputy President, Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk. UPDATE SUNDAY 12 Dec: Watch live below.
The late statesman passed away on Thursday, 11 November 2021, after a long illness. He was laid to rest on 21 November 2021 in a private ceremony.
FW de Klerk served as Deputy President under President Nelson Mandela from 1994 to 1996, having played a vital role in South Africa’s transition to democracy in the 1990s when he was President of South Africa.
Due to the COVID-19 regulations currently in place, attendance of the memorial service will be limited to accredited persons.
The memorial event, which is being held at the Groote Kerk in the Cape Town city centre, is being live-streamed on Government digital platforms. Watch below: