Authorities confirms particulars for funeral of George Bizos

The federal government has confirmed that the funeral of human rights lawyer and social activist George Bizos might be held in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The funeral service will happen on the Greek Orthodox Church ranging from 11am.

This might be adopted by a burial at Westpark Cemetery in Randburg, Johannesburg.

“President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared that he might be honoured with a particular official funeral class 1,” authorities communication and data system (GCIS) director-general Phumla Williams mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.

The funeral service might be broadcast reside on SABC and different channels, along with being streamed reside on authorities on-line platforms.

As a result of lockdown rules, the funeral will not be attended by greater than 50 individuals.

“Messages of condolences to the household and buddies of advocate Bizos will be achieved via a web-based tribute web page, in addition to an e-mail tackle,” mentioned Williams.

Bizos handed away at house, attended to by his household, on September 9.