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Justice Minister to attend special repatriation ceremony of Late Angolan General

12 September 2018

Pretoria- At the request of President Cyril Ramaphosa, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Advocate Michael Masutha will tomorrow, Thursday, 13 September 2018, attend and address the Angolan government’s special repatriation ceremony of the remains of its late General Arlindo Chenda Pena “Ben”.

General Pena is a former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces who passed away in South Africa in October 1998. The ceremony will be held at the Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria.  South Africa’s assistance to the Republic of Angola is based on the understanding that it will contribute to the reconciliation initiatives taken by President Joao Lourenço to unite the Angolan nation.

The Angolan government delegation to the Air Force Base Waterkloof ceremony will be led by the Angolan Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Francisco Queiroz, and will include several Generals of the Angolan armed forces as well as member of Pena family.

Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date    :          13 September 2018
Time   :          08h30 for 09h00
Venue:           Air Force Base Waterkloof

Issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
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