Molemela memorial to be held on Friday

Dr Rantlai Petrus Molemela. Photo:

A memorial service will be held for Dr Rantlai Molemela on Friday the 31 of March in Bloemfontein. The service will be held at 11:00, at the St John’s Methodist Church in Batho Location.

Molemela was a  prominent businessman and founder of the Bloemfontein Celtic Soccer Club. He passed away on Sunday morning at the elderly age of 83.

Family spokesperson, Quentin Eister, says the family is currently in talks with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture to finalise details for his funeral, which will be an official state funeral.

“There will be a memorial service at St John’s Methodist Church, at 11:00 on Friday the 31st of March. The funeral will be on Tuesday, we will possibly announce the venue by Wednesday, because we are in negotiations to look at a much bigger venue that can accommodate the thousands of people who have shown intent to come to his funeral to come bid him farewell,” he says.

Eister says further details regarding his funeral will be communicated in due time.

Seithati Semenokane / Courant News