Media Statement

27 February 2014

Deputy President Motlanthe to undertake a working visit to the United Kingdom

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is scheduled to undertake a working visit to London, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), from 02-03 March 2014.

The Deputy President’s visit to the UK is in honour of an invitation extended by the British Government to the South African Government to attend “A Service of Thanksgiving to Celebrate the Life and Work of Nelson Mandela”. The Service will be held at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, 03 March 2014.

The Service at Westminster Abbey bears testimony to the special relationship between South Africa and the UK and to the ties that Nelson Mandela had with the Royal Family and the people of the UK. 

South Africa and the UK’s deep historic relations have positively impacted on cooperation in a broad spectrum of areas. These include trade, investment, tourism, culture, education and people-to-people contact.

The Deputy President will be accompanied by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Senior Government Officials.

For more information, please contact Mr Clayson Monyela, 082 884 5974


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