media statement 2008

STATEMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: UPDATE: UPDATE: FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS OF THE LATE SECRETARY FOR DEFENCE MR JANUARY BOY MASILELA

Date: Wednesday 29 August 2008
Embargo: None

Date of Release: Friday, 29 August 2008

Embargo : None

The funeral service of the late Secretary for Defence Mr January Boy Masilela (53) will be held on Sunday 31 August 2008, at West Park Cemetery—Emmerentia, in Randburg (Johannesburg) at 08:00.

The late Mr Masilela will be laid to rest at the same venue (West Park cemetery).

Mr January Boy Masilela is survived by his mother, wife Mavis, 6 children, 3 grandchildren and 3 brothers. The late Secretary for Defence Masilela passed away on Sunday 24 August 2008 following a car accident on the N4 near Bronkhortspruit, Mpumalanga.

ENDS

Issued by: Ministry of Defence
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