Media release

Media arrangements for the lying in state

10 December 2013
Media are advised that the Lying in State for former President Nelson Mandela will take place from tomorrow, 11th December to Friday 13th December at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

There will be a media bus service between 05h00 and 09h00 from the Tshwane City Hall to the Union Buildings. Parking will be provided at the Tshwane City Hall and only accredited media will have access to the bus service and the Union Buildings media centre.

Media will be granted access to the Southern Lawns of the Union Buildings where there will be a 300-seater media centre. Media are advised to use the facilities in the media centre to access pool broadcast material as well as working space for filing.

There will be limited spaces in the Mandela Amphitheatre where the former President will be lying in state. Government wishes to inform all members of the media that all pool positions in the Mandela Amphitheatre have been allocated. There will be no additional spaces granted to media who are currently not in the pool service.

There will however be space in the Southern Lawns of the Union Buildings where media will have access to stand up positions on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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