Durban July guests warned

2013-07-05 00:00

AFRICA’S greatest and most glamorous horse racing event, the Vodacom Durban July, is all set to thrill the 50 000 expected guests.

With so many people crammed into one place, security is a major concern.

Durban police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said there is an operation plan to make sure the Durban July goes well. “The public have been warned to take extra precautions when parking their cars. They must make sure that they do not leave valuable items unattended in their cars. They must hide items such as laptops, sunglasses, wallets and others in the boot. Do not leave firearms in the vehicle. People must also behave themselves because the police will act against those who misbehave.”

Last year, incidents of pick-pocketing were reported at the Durban July, so make sure your valuables are safe at all times

Safety on the roads this weekend is a priority for the Department of Transport. KZN MEC for Transport Willies Mchunu said that Road Traffic Inspectorate patrols have already increased ahead of the weekend and officers will be ready to deal with bad behaviour on the road.

President Zuma to miss the festivities

THE Vodacom Durban July is a key event in the KZN’s social calendar and attracts many celebrities and politicians. However, President Jacob Zuma will not be attending this year.

The Durban July will be saluting former president Nelson Mandela in the festivities, as he remains critical in hospital. As a tribute to Nelson Mandela, Gold Circle is to incorporate in the main race preliminaries, the observance of a 67 second period of silent prayer in respect and honour of Madiba. During this time, images of the country’s great leader will be featured on the large screens at the venue.

Upon entrance to Greyville Racecourse on race day, patrons will be given a heart shaped emblem as a tribute to the Father of the Nation. Additionally, a commemorative page has been included in the information brochure hand-out which will be made available to all patrons.

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