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Acting President Motshekga to deliver a keynote address at the Memorial Service of Warrant Officer Thomas Shongwe

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The Acting President of the Republic of South Africa, Mrs Angie Motshekga, will tomorrow, 24 November 2022, deliver a keynote address at the Memorial Service of the late Warrant Officer Thomas Shongwe, Presidential Protection Services member who passed away in the vehicle accident that took place at the weekend.

The 56 year-old Warrant Officer Thomas Shongwe died on the scene of the accident in Middelburg while traveling to Gauteng as part of the Deputy President’s convoy. 

Mrs Motshekga has also wished a speedy recovery to the two injured PPS members. 

Before joining the Presidential Protection Services, Warrant Officer Shongwe served in the SAPS VIP services attached to the erstwhile Premier of Mpumalanga Province until 2018. 

The Acting President will attend the Memorial Service as follows:

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022
Time: 10h00
Venue: SAPS Pretoria West College, 1 Rebecca Street, Pretoria


Media enquiries: Elijah Mhlanga on 083 580 8275

Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria