The Guanteng Premier Panyaza Lusuif’s administration proposed that Kiernan “AKA” Forbes get a state funeral, but the Presidency of South Africa has rejected the request.
The office of Guanteng Premier Panyaza Lusuif reportedly asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to hold a provincial State Funeral in memory of the late rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes.
The funeral would have involved drapering the coffin with the South African flag and lowering it to half-mast.
“We felt that a person of this international stature… there must be some form of honour and we want to clarify that it was not a financial contribution, but it was an honour of draping the coffin, ensuring the flag flies at half-mast, and ensuring that it [is] a befitting funeral.”
“We will also provide security support for the family and ensure that the family feels our support and our comfort.”