Press briefings postponed after Madiba’s death

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A picture and a letter are placed in front of the South African Embassy to pay tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela, in Beijing. Photo: REUTERS/Jason Lee

Johannesburg - Three government press briefings scheduled for Friday have been postponed following the death of former president Nelson Mandela.

The communications department, which was due to hold a briefing on digital migration, said it could not go ahead with the event because of Mandela's passing.

“We apologise for the short notice,” it said in a statement.

The community safety department cancelled the launch of a festive season law enforcement campaign at the Donkerhoek weigh bridge in Bronkhorstspruit.

The agriculture department made a similar announcement.

“Please be advised that the media conference that was planned... has been cancelled,” spokeswoman Palesa Mokomele said. - Sapa

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