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AKA: Presidency rejects state funeral for rapper

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On Tuesday, Lesufi paid a go to to the Forbes household and acknowledged having written to President Cyril Ramaphosa within the expectation that the provincial coffers will assist the household be sure that the award-winning singer receives a correct send-off.

Information 24 reviews that the workplace of Guanteng Premier Panyaza Lusuif requested {that a} province-state burial be held in honour of the late rapper, with the South African flag draped over his coffin and flown at half-mast.

Nonetheless, this request was denied for undisclosed causes.

Clarifying his intentions, Lesufi instructed reporters, “We felt that an individual of this worldwide stature… there should be some type of honour and we need to make clear that it was not a monetary contribution, nevertheless it was an honour of draping the coffin, guaranteeing the flag flies at half-mast, and guaranteeing that it [is] a befitting funeral.Though we didn’t succeed on that entrance, we are going to proceed in making a hero protected. We may even present safety assist for the household and make sure that the household feels our assist and our consolation.”

AKA was shot dead alongside together with his longtime pal and well-known chef Tebello Motsoane at a preferred evening spot in Florida Highway, Durban, on February 10, 2023.