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Premier Alan Winde receives approval for Shaleen Surtie-Richards’ Special Provincial Funeral

11 Jun 2021

I am pleased to note that President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved the request for a Special Provincial Funeral for champion of the arts, Shaleen Surtie-Richards.

I can think of no better way to honour someone who has contributed so much to our province and country’s creative community and industry. The nation has lost a giant who will be remembered for her immense talent and contribution.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.