STATEMEMT: President Zuma To Bestow National Orders

Jacob Zuma1President Jacob Zuma will on Freedom Day, Saturday 27 April 2013, bestow National Orders to outstanding South African citizens and foreign nationals in a ceremony in Pretoria.

National Orders are the highest awards that a country, through its Head of State, bestows on its citizens and foreign nationals who have made a positive and meaningful contribution to the country’s social, economic and political advancement.

National Orders are conferred yearly on Freedom Day, April 27.

On the day, the following National Orders will be bestowed: the Order of Mendi for Bravery, Order of Ikhamanga, the Order of the Baobab, the Order of Luthuli, the Order of Mapungubwe and the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo.

Details of the ceremony are as follows:
Time: 15h00 (Media arrives at 14h00)
Venue: Sefako M Makgatho Presidential Guest House, (Gate 10, Dumberton Road, off Church Street), Pretoria

We wish to request media attending this event to RSVP to Nomfundo Mcetywa on 072 588 4548 or or Khutjo Sebata on or 071 588 4998 or Proffesor Ndawonde on 073 597 9534 or preferably before 15h00 on 26 April 2013.

Enquiries: Zanele Mngadi 082 330 1148 or Bongani Majola 082 339 1993.

Issued by: The Presidency

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