The public is urged to take note of road closures that will be in place from 11 to 13 December between 5 am and 9 am. This is to allow for the cortège of former President Nelson Mandela to pass through from 1 Military Hospital to the Union Buildings, where his body will be lying in state.
The way-procession will be as follows:
- 1 Military Hospital on Old Pretoria Road proceeding to join Kgosi Mampuru Street (former Potgieter Street)
- The procession will continue along Kgosi Mampuru Street until the intersection of Madiba Street (former Vermeulen Street)
- The procession will then proceed in the eastern direction towards the Union Buildings.
The abovementioned roads and all crossing intersections will be closed by the Tshwane Metro Police daily from 5 am and not later than 9 am, for the procession.
The public should note that all the roads adjacent to the Union Buildings will be closed to traffic during the three-day period.
The Jan Smuts Drive (Old Johannesburg Road) will be closed from the off-ramp to Eufees Road and the N14 freeway from Eufees Road.
Selected sections of the route will be reopened once the area has been cleared by security personnel.
The public is advised to use alternative routes and not to travel through the Pretoria CBD during the abovementioned times.
Government information centre: 012 473 0389
Issued by: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)