The streets of Cape Town are set to come alive with the much loved Kaapse Klopse taking to the streets. Over 60 Minstral troups from across the Mother City are expected to perform in the 110-year-old tradition that has graced the City for many years.

Muneeb Gambeno, Director of the Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association said: “It was wonderful to see the turnout on Saturday for the Voorsmaakie. This event is being returned to the people, and Saturday marked the start of what we expect will be the best Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations that Cape Town has seen in many years. This year there will be two stages, one on the Grand Parade and one in Wale Street, with exceptional entertainment throughout the day.”

The parade is expected to draw crowds between 60 000 and 100 000 people with local artists including actor and singer Austin Rose performing, Waseef Piekaan, Monox Adams and the Woodstock Darlings. Prior to today’s proceeding, the City of Cape Town has implemented various roadblocks and has urged motorist to plan their trips accordingly.

Some of the roads that will be closed from 6am until midnight include Keizergracht Street, Sir Lowry Road, and Darling, Adderley, Plein, Tennant, Canterbury, Harrington and Parliament streets.

 

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Marvin Charles

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