The late National Freedom Party leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi will be laid to rest on Saturday.
kaMagwaza-Msibi went into cardiac arrest on Monday at a Durban hospital where she had been admitted for medical treatment.
On Friday, the presidency declared a special category two for her funeral which will take place at the old Kwazulu-Natal provincial legislature in Ulundi.
She was widely described as a community builder and an advocate for women and children’s rights.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said she was a fearless and exemplary leader.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala was expected to deliver the eulogy on the woman many held dear.