Government Communications on special official funeral of the late DR Joseph Shabalala

Government wishes to update South Africans and the world on the preparation for the Special Official Funeral service of the late musician Dr Joseph Shabalala who passed away on, 11th February 2020.

The funeral service of Dr Shabalala will start at 08h30 on Saturday, 22 February 2020 at the Ladysmith Indoor Sports Centre and he will be laid to rest at Ladysmith Cemetery.

President Ramaphosa has accorded Dr Shabalala a Special Official Funeral Category 2 which entails ceremonial elements provided by the South African Police Service.

Members of the public who wish to send messages of condolence to the family and friends of Dr Shabalala are encouraged to make use of condolence books available at the following points:

Office of the Premier, KwaZulu-Natal

Alfred Duma Local Municipality

Tshabalala Homestead, Ladysmith

Source: Government of South Africa