Few attend Grand Parade memorial

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Stella Buckland adds her flowers to a bank of floral tributes on the Grand Parade, where hundreds of people turned out for an inter-faith service on Saturday night. Picture: Leon Lestrade/Weekend Argus

Cape Town - Few Capetonians made their way to the Grand Parade in the city centre on Tuesday morning to view the live screening of former president Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

However, a stream of people passing the venue placed flowers or took photographs of the event.

There was a large security presence, including soldiers, police and metro police officers.

Earlier, the SA Police Service led a ceremonial parade in front of City Hall, below the balcony where Madiba made his first speech as a free man.

The city has planned a tribute for Mandela on Wednesday evening at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point. - Sapa


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