Roads closed due to Madiba's passing

2013-12-06 08:35
Cape Town - A number of roads in Cape Town and Johannesburg have been closed to accommodate events marking the passing of Nelson Mandela.  

Hundreds of South Africans have gathered at Nelson Mandela’s home in Houghton, Johannesburg, to pay their respects to the former President. There is a high police presence and roads leading to the home have been blocked off.

EWN reports that in Johannesburg there are road restrictions along Central Street, 3rd, 13th and 11th Avenue around Madiba’s home. Drivers can expect delays.  

The City of Cape Town released a statement saying that they will be doing their utmost to ensure that residents are afforded the opportunity to mourn the loss of former president Nelson Mandela in a dignified manner.

It is anticipated that the Grand Parade will serve as a gathering space during this period of mourning and the relevant roads will be closed during this time. The roads listed below will be temporarily closed and/or restricted to vehicular traffic. This will have an impact on traffic flow and motorists are asked to please plan their trips accordingly. 

Road closures are as follows:

- Adderley Street between Bureau and Strand - 07:00 - 22:00 

- Castle Street between Strand and Darling - 07:00 - 22:00

- Church Street between Adderley and Burg - 07:00 - 22:00

- Corporation Street between Darling and Longmarket - 00:00 - 00:00

- Darling Street between Adderley and Plein - 07:00 - 22:00
                                             Plein and Buitenkant - 00:00 - 00:00
                                            Buitenkant and Tennant - 09:00 - 20:00

- Hout Street between Burg and Adderley - 07:00 - 22:00

- Longmarket Street between Burg and Plein - 07:00 - 22:00
                                                    Plein and Corporation - 00:00 - 00:00

- Lower Plein Street between Strand and Darling - 07:00 - 22:00
                                                     Castle and Darling - 00:00 - 00:00

- Parade Street between Darling and Longmarket - 00:00 - 00:00
                                            Longmarket and Caledon - 00:00 - 00:00

- Parliament Street between Darling and Longmarket - 07:00 - 22:00

- Plein Street between Darling and Longmarket - 07:00 - 22:00

- Sir Lowry Road between Tennant and Darling - 09:00 - 20:00 

No parking will be permitted on the above roads during the indicated times. Access to and egress from parking garages will be allowed for permit-holders.    

Detailed information is available from the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 or at

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