Cape Town tunes in to the fu­neral

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NELSON MANDELA 1918-2013 - JA­NIS KIN­N­EAR

LIVE broad­casts of Nel­son Man­dela’s state fu­neral at Qunu tomorrow will be screened at venues across the city.

A big screen in the grounds of Par­lia­ment, which will be open from 8am to 8pm to­day, and un­til 6pm tomorrow, will show the fu­neral. DStv chan­nel 408 and its YouTube chan­nel will also broad­cast the event.

Par­lia­ment said 21 con­do­lence books had been filled and more would be made avail­able.

Visi­tors can view an au­dio­vi­sual ex­hi­bi­tion of Madiba’s speeches and ex­changes in Par­lia­ment.

Tonight the City of Cape Town will host a vigil at the Grand Pa­rade from 6pm. Per­for­mances by drum­mer Ma­pumba Cilombo will be fol­lowed by the Young Men’s Sport­ing Club Choir and the Cape Town Trib­ute Band with Blackie Tempi. At about 8pm tributes to Madiba will be given by Fresh­ly­ground, Arno Carstens and Jimmy Ne­vis.

The live screen­ing of the fu­neral tomorrow will also be broad­cast at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions across the prov­ince. At the Grand Pa­rade there will be per­for­mances by Gold­fish, Emo Adams and the Delft Youth Jazz Band af­ter the fu­neral. Other acts will in­clude the Madiba Jive by Tren­ton and Free Rad­i­cal, and per­for­mances by drum­mer Ma­pumba Cilombo, the Cedric Sam­son Band and the Free­l­ight Dancers.

Free bus trans­port will be pro­vided by MyCiTi and Golden Ar­row from 7am to 5pm.

Train com­muters can travel for free aboard Metro­rail car­riages into town be­tween 7am and 9am, and out of the city from 12pm to 5pm.

Other screen­ings will be at Vy­gieskraal Sta­dium, Athlone, OR Tambo hall in Khayelit­sha, Swartk­lip Sports Com­plex in Mitchells Plain and Wes­fleur Sports Com­plex, At­lantis.


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