Port Elizabeth - President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a special provincial funeral in honour of the late former Robben Islander and Western Cape veteran Vincent Diba, who died at the age of 59, the Government Communication and Information System said in a statement on Friday.
President Ramaphosa has declared a special provincial funeral (Category 2), which entails ceremonial elements provided by the South African Police Service.
The funeral service will take place at Zolani Centre in Nyanga East at 9am on Saturday.
Vuyisile Vincent Diba was born on 15 September 1959 in the Mau-Mau location of Nyanga East; He was the fifth child of the late Jackie Mpunzima Diba and Lienna Nongenile Diba.
"Diba is a past provincial vice-chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) and was a member of the first Western Cape legislature of the democratic dispensation.