Mandela funeral to be screened at Grand Parade

2013-12-13 20:26
(Dane McDonald, News24)

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Cape Town - Capetonians will be able to watch former president Nelson Mandela's funeral on a big screen at the Grand Parade in the CBD, the city said on Friday.

Mandela will be laid to rest in Qunu in the Eastern Cape, where he spent much of his childhood, at 09:00 on Sunday.

City spokesperson Priya Reddy said free public transport to the Grand Parade would be provided that day.

People could use the MyCiTi and Golden Arrow bus services to get in and out of town between 07:00 and 17:00.

Metrorail trains into town would be free from 07:00 to 21:00 and from noon to 17:00 for the outbound service.

"Once the funeral has concluded, various artists will pay tribute to Madiba on the Grand Parade, including Goldfish, Emo Adams and the Delft Youth Jazz Band," Reddy said.

"Trenton and Free Radical will do the Madiba Jive and there will be performances by Drummer Mapumba Cilombo, the Cedric Samson Band, and the Freeflight Dancers."

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