Cape Town -
Capetonians will be able to watch former president Nelson Mandela's funeral on a big screen at the Grand Parade in town, the city said on Friday.
Mandela will be laid to rest in Qunu in the Eastern Cape, where he spent much of his childhood, at 9am on Sunday.
City spokeswoman Priya Reddy said free public transport to the Grand Parade would be provided that day.
People could use the MyCiTi and Golden Arrow bus services to get in and out of town between 7am and 5pm.
Metrorail trains into town would be free from 7am to 9pm and from noon to 5pm for the outbound service.
“Once the funeral has concluded, various artists will pay tribute to Madiba on the Grand Parade, including Goldfish, Emo Adams and the Delft Youth Jazz Band,” Reddy said.
“Trenton and Free Radical will do the Madiba Jive and there will be performances by Drummer Mapumba Cilombo, the Cedric Samson Band, and the Freeflight Dancers.” - Sapa