City’s prayer service to feature moving tributes


City’s prayer service to feature moving tributes

In line with the National Day of Prayer and Reflection, the City of Cape Town is hosting a prayer service in honour of the late Nelson Mandela on the Grand Parade tonight, Sunday 8 December 2013.

From 17:00, members of the public are welcome to join in an evening of song and prayer, with jazz music by George Werner forming a backdrop to a series of moving tributes.

The inter-faith community will lead members of the public in prayer, while choirs will lead them in song to honour Tata Madiba.

There will be performances by the legendary Vicky Sampson and multi-talented singer-songwriter, Neo Muyanga (of Blk Sonshine fame).

Former Springbok rugby player Chester Williams, who was inspired by the former president ahead of the 1995 World Cup, will deliver an address and poets will recite fitting homages.

The event will conclude with doves being released in a symbolic gesture of freedom.

For more information please:
•         visit the dedicated website:
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For all media enquiries, please contact:
Priya Reddy, Media Manager: City of Cape Town
Number: 084 549 3935

For interviews with Mayor De Lille, please contact:
Solly Malatsi, Spokesperson for the Executive Mayor
Number: 083 943 1449


Issued by: Integrated Strategic Communication and Branding Department, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Priya Reddy, Media Manager, City of Cape Town, Cell: 084 549 3935, Email:


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