Roads around Orlando Stadium closed to traffic

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Law enforcement agencies will be deployed to the roads and intersections which are closed to traffic around Orlando Stadium in Soweto, this morning.

The memorial service for Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will take place at the stadium later this morning, with Deputy President David Mabuza among the speakers.

The following roads will be closed today and on Saturday when the funeral will take place:

N17 traffic circle and Klipspruit Valley
Soweto Highway and Mooki street
Sofasonke and Mooki street
Adams street and Masopha street
Adams street and Ballenden street
Adams street and Rathebe street
Adams street and Martha Louw street
Adams street and Mofokeng street
Adams street and Nkomoyahlaba
Adams street and Mooki street
Hlatswayo street and Mogoye
Mjongwe street and Mooki street
Mooki street and Mofokeng street
Mooki street and Martha Louw street
Mooki street and slipway at Orlando court
Martha Louw and Klipspruit Valley road
Nkwanca street and Martha Louw street
Masupa street and Mooki street.

“All these intersections will be manned by the multi-disciplinary law enforcement agencies.

“Residents who have no alternate access routes to their homes or places of business are advised to obtain access permits at Orlando Police Station,” said the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structures (NATJOINTS).

NATJOINTS comprises all law enforcement agencies at both national and provincial levels as well as various other government departments. It formed part of the planning team to ensure the smooth running of events.

Mourners will not be allowed to drive through the cordoned off areas and will have to park at Nasrec Expo Centre from where they will be transported by bus to Orlando Stadium.

While inclement weather is expected, the NATJOINTS has urged both motorists and pedestrians to exercise extreme caution when traveling to, from and at the event.

Notice to Fourways residents

Meanwhile, the community of Fourways, particularly people in close proximity to the Fourways Memorial Park, are reminded that during the Special Official Category 1 Funeral on 14 April 2018, there will be a 19 Gun Salute.

“This means that extremely loud bangs will be heard in that vicinity that may have an effect on people. Special care should be given to people suffering ill-health, the elderly and little children.

“Owners of pets are also advised that these loud bangs are likely to severely agitate animals and therefore special provisions should be made for them for the duration of the funeral ceremony,” said the NATJOINTS. – SAnews.gov.za

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