Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Interfaith service to be held for late Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu

The City of Cape Town will host a special tribute to the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the City Hall on Wednesday.

Representatives of the family and the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation will be part of the interfaith service. Various local and international artists will also pay tribute to the Arch as part of the service, which starts at 18:00.

The municipality warned of numerous road closures around the City Hall.

·        Parade street from Caledon street to Darling street will be closed at 06:00.

·        A lane closure will be in place on Darling street, between Buitenkant and Corporation streets from midday onwards.

·        At 15:00, Darling street will be closed between Buitenkant and Lower Plein streets. Corporation street (Longmarket to Darling street) will also be closed at this time.


The municipality warned that additional road closures may take effect, depending on the size of the crowd that gathers on the parade – ‘’however, given Covid-19, the public is urged to follow the proceedings from the comfort of their home,’’ it said in a statement.

The City said that a large screen will be placed outside the City Hall where members of the public are welcome to join and view the service as general public access will not be possible inside the City Hall due to Covid-19 protocols.

The public can access the Grand Parade from the side of the Castle of Good Hope.

The City says it will also livestream the service on their YouTube and various social media pages


COURTESY: Desmond & Leah Tutu Foundation

Done By: Mitchum George

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