Funeral Services were held for Mr. Ashworth Dlamini at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral under the auspice of His Grace Bishop Antonious Markos on October 30th 2004.
Tributes were given by various family members and friends. The Melamonia Male Choir sang hymns through the service. Father Shibley of the Catholic Church conducted Mass and Communion for Catholic visitors. Funeral prayers were said by His Grace The Bishop and joined by Fathers Marcos and Paulos Kobe. Parts of the prayer was said in Zulu at the request of First Lady Mbeki. His Grace The Bishop also gave a homily.
Mr. Dlamini is the elder brother of First Lady Mbeki. We were honored to have the First Lady present at our Cathedral and the funeral service.
May the Lord repose the soul of Mr. Ashworth Dlamini and give comfort to his family and friends.