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December 09, 2013

Cape Town to host Madiba’s national memorial service on the Grand Parade

This Tuesday, December 10 at 11:00, The City of Cape Town will prepare for the national memorial service for the late former president Nelson Mandela. The service will be held and screened from the Grand Parade so that all Capetonians are able to come together and mourn Tata Madiba.

Image courtesy of Ben Brown ‏

A full programme which includes choirs, poets and jazz played by Mike Campbell will be planned for this service. Other performances included are by Afro-Jazz icon Jimmy Dludlu; the ‘feisty diva’ Sarah Theron; and traditional Langa artist Fancy Galada.

Details of the national service:

Date:         Tuesday 10 December 2013
Time:        11:00
Venue:      Grand Parade, Darling Street, Cape Town

Owing to this event, the following road closures have been pronounced to accommodate the national service for the late Tata Madiba:

  • Longmarket and Corporation Streets
  • Darling between Plein and Buitenkant Streets
  • Parade Street between Longmarket and Darling Streets
  • Corporation Street between Longmarket and Caledon Streets

Temporary closures and vehicular restrictions will be in effect in the following roads up until 00h00. Residents and businesses will have limited access in some roads that include:

  • Adderley Street between Bureau and Strand Streets
  • Castle Street between Darling and Strand Streets
  • Church Street between Adderley and Burg Streets
  • Hout Street between Burg and Adderley Streets
  • Lower Plein Street Strand and Darling/ Castle Streets
  • Parliament Street between Darling and Longmarket Streets
  • Sir Lowry Road between Tennant and Darling Street

If you would like to pay tribute to Madiba, please send us your messages on our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram by tagging your shots with #RIPNelsonMandela

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