S Africa minister dies in car crash

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Published: Sunday 15th March 2015 by The News Editor

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A South African Cabinet minister who led the planning of the 2013 funeral of Nelson Mandela has died in a car crash.

The office of South African president Jacob Zuma said Collins Chabane, minister in charge of public service and administration, died early today.

Mr Zuma said that Mr Chabane’s death is a big loss to the government and the country.

The president’s office said Mr Chabane planned the funeral of Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader and former prisoner who became president, with “great dignity and efficiency”.

The funeral ceremonies for Mandela included a stadium memorial attended by US president Barack Obama and dozens of other leaders from around the world.

Published: Sunday 15th March 2015 by The News Editor

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