Cape Town - The Eastern Cape Government on Wednesday said it would honour veteran actress Nomhle Nkonyeni by giving her a special provincial official State funeral.
President Cyril Ramaphosa approved an official request from Eastern Cape premier, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane, to accord Nkonyeni the honour.
She will be buried on Friday in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.
The 77-year-old actress died in Port Elizabeth, her home town, on Wednesday, after a short illness. Born in New Brighton, she has been known for her acting career in theatre, which began when she was 19.
She made a name for herself in a number of local television productions and in film, as well as on the drama stage.