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Streets affected by Springbok parade

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Central Pretoria is set to be a hive of patriotic activity when the Springbok parade rolls into town.

Nineteen streets in eastern and central Pretoria are expected to be affected tomorrow by the festivities and motorists are urged to use alternative routes.

“The parade will start at the Southern Sun hotel on the corner of Steve Biko Road and Pretorius Street and proceed to the Union Buildings where the President will receive the trophy at 08:30.

From 09:30, the Springboks will then parade through Hatfield, Sunnyside and Church Square, and end at Tshwane House in the Pretoria CBD around 11:30,” a TMPD statement read.

At Tshwane House, the Springboks will meet Tshwane mayor Cilliers Brink, who will congratulate the Boks on behalf of Tshwane residents.

From the Southern Sun, the open bus will move along Steve Biko Road and turn right onto Stanza Bopape Street en route the Union Buildings.

From there, they will get onto Stanza Bopape Street, turn right on to End Street in Hatfield, turn west on to Pretorius Street, left into Gordon Road, right into Burnett Street and left on to Park Street.

From Park Street, they will turn left into Kirkness Street, pass Loftus Versfeld stadium and turn right into Jorissen Street in Sunnyside.

From Jorissen Street, they will proceed along the A Re Yeng bus route at Kotze Street.

They will then turn into Nana Sita Street and turn right into Paul Kruger Street.

They will pass by Church Square, turn right into Madiba Street and continue until they reach Tshwane House on the corner of Madiba and Lilian Ngoyi Street.

The following streets are expected to be affected by the parade;

– Pretorius Street

– Hamilton Street

– Leyds Street

– Francis Baard Street

– Stanza Bopape Street

– Nana Sita Street

– Madiba Street

– Lilian Ngoyi Street

– Burnett Street

– End Street

– Jan Shoba Street

– Beckett Street

– Gordon Road

– Hilda Street

– Park Street

– Kotze Street

– Jorissen Street

– Paul Kruger Street

– Thabo Sehume Street

“TMPD officers, SAPS and other law enforcement agencies will be deployed to escort and monitor the parade.

“Motorists are urged to avoid the affected areas and are encouraged to be patient and proceed with caution as the whole nation celebrates,” the statement concluded.

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