Skweyiya funeral prompts road closures

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The Special Official Funeral for ANC stalwart and former cabinet minister, Zola Skweyiya will take place in Pretoria on Saturday.

Tshwane Metro Police have warned motorists to avoid the route between the Christian Revival Church on the corner of Solomon Mahlangu Drive and the Pretoria East Cemetery in Garsfontein street.

Spokesperson, Isaac Mahamba, says streets in Pretoria East will be affected from 7am to 2pm because of Skweyiya’s funeral.

The funeral procession will travel down Solomon Mahlangu Drive and turn left in Garsfontein street towards the Pretoria East cemetery.

All intersections along the route will be affected and Tshwane Metro Police will be deployed to monitor and redirect traffic.

According to the program, the funeral procession will leave the church at 10am Saturday morning.