The late SABC radio and television presenter Vuyo Mbuli will get a hero's send-off arranged by government. He will be buried at the Heroes' Acre at the West Park Cemetery, Johannesburg on Friday.
Mbuli died after collapsing while watching a rugby match between the Cheetahs and the Reds at the Free State Stadium last weekend.
He died of what doctors are describing as a pulmonary embolism in a Bloemfontein hospital.
Mbuli will be buried next to other exceptional South Africans such as Nkosi Johnson and 35 of the 42 victims of the Westdene Bus Disaster of 1985.
The Gauteng government says Mbuli who it affectionately refers to as 'Sharp Sharp' was a role model who contributed to nation-building and social cohesion.
Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says that's why her government will give him a befitting send-off. Several municipalities are expected to provide transport for those wishing to pay their last respects to Mbuli.
SABC has announced that it will carry live crossings of the funeral service of Mbuli
Meanwhile, the SABC has announced that it will carry live crossings of the funeral service of Mbuli. Morning Live which Mbuli co-presented, will broadcast from St. Johns College in Houghton between six and eight am.
SAFM's 'Morning Talk' which Mbuli also presented will broadcast live from the venue between 9am and 12 midday.
The funeral will also be streamed live on the SABC News website www.sabc.co.za/news and also be available via the SABC News YouTube channel.