President Zuma declares a Special Provincial Official Funeral for Reverend Professor Bonganjalo Goba

President Jacob Zuma has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for the late anti-apartheid activist and liberation theologian, the Reverend Prof Bonganjalo Claude Goba.

This category of a funeral is designated by the President of the Republic of South Africa for distinguished persons.

The President has instructed that the National Flag be flown at half-mast in the KwaZulu-Natal Province on the day of his funeral.

Prof Bonganjalo Goba also served in the higher education sector as lecturer, professor, Dean and Vice-Chancellor. He also presided over the merger of tertiary institutions in the late 90s. He successfully brought together M.L Sultan Technikon and Natal Technikon to form the Durban University of Technology.

President Zuma has once again extended his deepest condolences to the Goba family, relatives, friends and academic community on this sad loss.

The details of the funeral will be communicated by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa