Shaleen Surtie-Richards’ funeral service is presently occurring and lots of of her household and associates have gathered to bid remaining farewell to the actress.
The service is at Durbanville Memorial Park in Cape Town.
The veteran actress was discovered lifeless in a visitor home in Cape Town on June 7 the place she was staying through the filming of the TV sequence Arendsvlei.
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday permitted the request for Shaleen to be honoured with a class 2 Special Provincial Funeral.
“We have misplaced a family performer whose distinctive power, inventive versatility and humility touched generations of South Africans for greater than three many years.
“On stage and screen Shaleen Surtie-Richards held a mirror to our unjust past and gave us hope for our future as a nation. May her soul rest in peace,” he mentioned.