Parliament to live screen joint sitting at Grand Parade

2013-12-09 11:37
Cape Town -  The City of Cape Town is hosting two events to commemorate the late Nelson Mandela on Monday, including a live screening of a Joint Sitting of Parliament to commemorate the Father of our Nation.
 
The City of Cape Town announced residents will be able to  watch the Joint Sitting of Parliament that is being held to commemorate the late Nelson Mandela’s life  on big screens at the Grand Parade in Darling Street from 14:00 on Monday 9 December.

National Government said in a statement that it is a fitting space that holds a special place in Mandela’s history. He delivered his freedom speech from the balcony of the City Hall overlooking the Grand Parade, just hours after his release from prison on 11 February 1990.
 
The City of Johannesburg also held a special council meeting on Monday in honour of Mandela in Braamfontein. The city announced a list of parks that will be activated as mourning sites from 15:00 on Monday - see the list here. While the The City of Ekurhuleni also held a special council meeting to pay tribute to Mandela and a similar sitting will be held by the Limpopo legislature.
 
The African National Congress announced that it has put out a condolences book at its Johannesburg headquarters for citizens to leave messages.

Evening of Remembrance in Khayelitsha

Members of the public have also been invited to join City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, for an evening of remembrance in Khayelitsha. It will be held at OR Tambo Hall at 19:00, while a special wreath-laying ceremony will also take place at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre (formerly the Victor Verster Prison) near Paarl.

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