CAPE TOWN — The SABC has confirmed that Simba Mhere’s memorial service and funeral will both be streamed live on SABC News’ and SABC 3’s YouTube channels.
With TV cameras there it makes it very likely that the memorial service will be shown live on the SABC News (DStv 404) channel on Thursday afternoon.
Mhere’s memorial service hosted by the SABC will take place today between 3pm and 5pm at the Rhema Bible Church North in Hans Schoeman Street in Randburg.
Mhere’s funeral service will take place on Saturday, also at the Rhema Bible Church North between 9am and 11am. He will be buried at Westpark Cemetery in Roosevelt Park.
The SABC’s live stream of the memorial service of the late Morning Live presenter Vuyo Mbuli in May 2013 clocked record viewership and has made it the SABC’s most watched online event since the public broadcaster started streaming live events through the Internet.
Today and on Saturday, viewers will be able to follow Mhere’s memorial and funeral live streams at www.youtube.com/sabcdigitalnews and www.youtube.com/sabc3.
Mhere’s family has requested that rather than flowers, donations be made to the JAM charity organisation. JAM feeds more than one million children daily.
When Mhere moved to South Africa from Zimbabwe, he stayed at JAM since he was a two-year-old boy and grew up there, participating in several children’s initiatives.