Special provincial official funeral for liberation struggle stalwart Kay Moonsamy

President Jacob Zuma has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for liberation struggle stalwart and former Member of Parliament Kesval “Kay” Moonsamy‚ who died on Wednesday.

He has also ordered that the national flag at all flag stations in KwaZulu-Natal be flown at half-mast on Saturday‚ the day of Moonsamy’s funeral‚ the Presidency said.

“Mr Moonsamy‚ who was one of the defendants in the famous 1956 Treason Trial‚ would be remembered for his selfless leadership he demonstrated during the liberation struggle as a vice-president of the anti-apartheid movement‚ the Natal Indian Congress and as a member of the governing party‚ the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party.

“President Zuma‚ on behalf of the government and all South Africans‚ has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the Moonsamy family and relatives‚” the Presidency said in a statement.