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