Rainfall around St Georges Cathedral described as a blessing from God

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Some people in the vicinity of Parliament and the St Georges Cathedral have described Saturday’s rain as a blessing from God to a man of God.

The rain is pouring in the Mother City.

It first drizzled, earlier this morning and now it is pouring.


Some people around Plein Street have welcomed this rain.

“It [the rain] just says may his should rest in peace. Yes, it’s a blessing because he was a man of God, now we are just receiving a blessing from God.”

The last Nobel Peace Laureate of South Africa will be laid to rest later on Saturday.

Below is the live stream of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Funeral Service

Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town has warned the public, and motorists in particular, that numerous roads in the City Centre will be closed today due to the funeral service for the Archbishop in the St George’s Cathedral.

Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security JP Smith says the Company’s Garden will also be closed.

He says a public viewing area for people who want to follow the funeral service will be set up on the Grand Parade.

“Motorists are advised to please find alternative routes during this time or to avoid the St. George’s Cathedral precinct entirely, if possible. A number of roads including Wale and Adderley Streets will be closed until Saturday afternoon. A full list of road closures is available on the website,” says Smith.

Strict security, road closures around Cape Town for Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s funeral: