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South African president Cyril Ramaphosa declares 4 days mourning period for the late former deputy president FW de Klerk

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South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a four day mourning period for the late former president FW de Klerk.

He said that a National flag will be flown at half-mast from sunset from Wednesday till Sunday evening as a mark of respect for the late former deputy president.

FW de Klerk died on Thursday last week at the age of 85 after a long battle with illness.

His family has revealed that the cremation and funeral ceremony of the late former president will happen in a private family ceremony with the family members on Sunday.

In a statement, the Presidency said the national flag will be flown at half-mast “as a mark of respect” for the late former president.

“Government has consulted the De Klerk family and the FW de Klerk Foundation as part of preparing for this event in which government leaders, leaders of political parties and representatives of civil society will participate,” the Presidency said in a statement.

The FW de Klerk Foundation has announced that the cremation and funeral will take place on Sunday.

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