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The Eastern Cape Provincial Government hereby announces the final details of the Provincial Official Funeral service for the late Eastern Cape Member of the Executive Council for Education, Hon. Mandla Makupula – MPL, as follows:

DATE: Tomorrow on Saturday, the 20th of October 2018
VENUE: Abbotsford Christian Centre
Off Wyse Avenue, Abbotsford, East London 5241
The provincial government can confirm that, its all systems go for the funeral service. All guests, MPs and MPLs from various provincea including local ones are expected to park their vehicles at the Police Park as the park and ride shuttle service will be operating between the Police Park Cricket Stadium and the Abbotsford Christian Centre. Details of the park and drive venue are as follows:
VENUE: Police Park Cricket Stadium,
129 Western Avenue, Ocean View, East London – 5217
OPERATING TIMES: 07h30 – 15h00
As soon as the funeral proceedings are done, all attending guests will be transported back into their respective vehicles at the Police Park.
06:00 – 06:30
Alliance leadership leads the remains of the late MEC from the funeral palour vack home.
06:30 – 07:30
Family service starts
07:30 – 08: 30
SAPS Protocol and pallbearerd take over and lead the procession leading to the Abbotsford Christian Centre
08:30 Sharp
All guests are seated and the funeral proceedings starts at the hall.
# It should be noted that the Premier will deliver the eulogy as the chief mourner
# Dr Blade Ndzimande will deliver the message of the day on behalf of the entire Alliance.
Members of the media will be issued with media identification tags upon arrival at Abbotsford Christian Centre from 07h30, to ensure ease of movement while covering the funeral service.
The Provincial Government, once again, conveys its condolences to the Makupula family.
For more information please contact: MEC Bulelwa Tunyiswa @ 082 419 3395
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