The City of Cape Town has announced that international artist Annie Lennox will be joining Cape Town’s Madiba memorial event at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday.
Lennox is a singer, songwriter, activist and 46664 ambassador and founded the SING campaign. She is also married to South African Dr Mitch Besser.
Lennox will be joining other local acts such as Johnny Clegg, Freshlyground and Ladysmith Black Mambazo in honouring Madiba at the event, titled Nelson Mandela: A Life Celebrated.
The Bala Brothers, Allou April, and Carla Diamond as well as various choirs will also be performing and Shado Twala will be the MC.
Former Springbok rugby player Francois Pienaar; City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille; and Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, will all share their favourite memories and impressions of Madiba.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
The City will host a commemorative event at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, 11 December 2013, which will serve as Cape Town’s memorial service to honour the life of Nelson Mandela. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this event to mark Cape Town’s tribute to Madiba.
Gates will open at 14:00 and the event will begin at 16:00. Prominent local acts will perform as well as a potential international artist. Details will be confirmed closer to the time.
In order to maintain order and safety, the City will have a coupon system in place to regulate entry to the stadium. A maximum of five coupons are available per person, free of charge, on presentation of a valid Identity Document or passport. These coupons can be collected via Computicket or at any Shoprite outlet across Cape Town.
This coupon allows free access to public transport in the form of the MyCiTi bus service, Golden Arrow Bus Services, and Metrorail into and out of the city.
Commuters are encouraged to use the free public transport service as some roads around the stadium will be closed and it is anticipated that there will be traffic congestion.
There will be a free MyCiTi shuttle service from the Civic Centre to the Cape Town Stadium and the fan walk will be activated from the Civic Centre to the stadium as a ‘walk of remembrance’.