Presidency rejects proposal seeking provincial State Funeral in honor of late rapper AKA

Rapper, AKA’s family releases statement following his death

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.

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“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.”


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