Madiba: Where to leave your messages in Cape Town

2013-12-13 08:32

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Cape Town - The City of Cape Town has set up various channels that members of the public can use to leave messages about what the late Nelson Mandela meant to them.  

Already tens of thousands of messages have been left in the remembrance books and online. These messages will be collected, bound into a commemorative book and sent to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.  

Members of the public can visit any of the commemorative sites or Subcouncil offices across the city to lay flowers or write their messages in special remembrance books.

Some of the sites close tomorrow, so the City urges residents to capture their messages soon.

The sites are as follows:

Grand Parade, CBD: 9 – 15 December, 09:00 - 20:00

Civic Centre, CBD: 9 - 13 December, 08:00 - 15:30

OR Thambo Hall, Khayelitsha: 9 - 15 December, 10:00 - 20:00

Swartklip sports complex, Mitchells Plain: 9 - 15 December, 10:00 - 20:00

Muizenberg civic centre, Muizenberg: 9 - 15 December, 10:00 - 20:00

Vygieskraal sports complex, Athlone: 10 - 15 December, 10:00 - 20:00

Bellville Velodrome, Bellville: 9 - 15 December, 11:00 - 19:00

Westfleur sports complex, Atlantis: 9 - 15 December, 10:00 - 20:00

Apart from these commemorative sites, all subcouncil offices will be open from 08:00 - 16:00 on Friday.

The City will also give residents the opportunity to gather together for a night vigil to honour the late Nelson Mandela’s life on the eve of his funeral.    

The vigil will take place on the Grand Parade, starting at 18:00 on Saturday 14 December 2013.   

Drummer Mapumba Cilombo will set the tone for the evening, followed by the Young Men’s Sporting Club choir and the Cape Town Tribute Band with Blackie Tempi.   

Just before 20:00 popular artists Arno Carstens, Jimmy Nevis and Freshlyground will perform their tributes to Madiba.
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