Special funeral for Eglin

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Colin Eglin will have a special provincial funeral.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has declared a special provincial funeral for former politician Colin Eglin, the presidency said on Thursday.

Zuma had ordered that the national flag be flown at half-mast at every flag station in the Western Cape on Monday, when Eglin's funeral would be held, presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

“The country will remember Mr Eglin for his role in promoting human rights and justice in the country during the difficult period of apartheid colonialism,” said Zuma.

Eglin died on Friday night in Cape Town at the age of 88. He was in hospital with a cardiac problem and was later moved to a frail care centre, where he had been for the past week.

He was a founder member of the Progressive Party and later became leader of the Progressive Federal Party.


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