ANC stalwart and diplomat, Mendi Msimang, is being laid to rest in Pretoria on Saturday.
He died on Monday after a long illness.
President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a special official funeral and will deliver the eulogy.
Msimang was elected ANC Treasurer General in 1997 and held that post for 10-years.
He also served as South Africa’s High Commissioner to the UK.
Msimang was married to former Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.