MEDIA INVITATION
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
08 DECEMBER 2017
 
Launch of Festive Season Campaign | Metro Police Day | Switching on of Christmas Lights Ceremony
 
EThekwini Municipality will be launching the festive season campaign in grand style by hosting two exciting public events on Tuesday, 12 December 2017.
 
Beginning at 11am with a motorcade along Oliver Tambo Drive to the Moses Mabhida Stadium, the first Metro Police Day to be held, will kick off festivities for a day filled with fun and action. Metro Police Day entails an exciting line up of mock demonstrations showcasing the professionalism and skill of the unit. There will be displays by the Dog Unit, the Mounted Unit, a drill formation, an active combat demonstration, an anti-hijacking and a mock extraction from an accident scenario.
 
Mayor Zandile Gumede will also launch the Festive season campaign amid the fanfare of the day at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Other essential Municipal services will also be showcase their state of readiness for the festive season through various demonstrations.
 
The launch will end with the ceremonious lighting of the Christmas lights along Dr Pixley KaSeme (West) Street at 18h00. The Mayor, Councillor Zandile Gumede will switch on the lights. Then a colourful parade fusing arts, culture and the city services will move from King Dinuzulu Park down Dr Pixley ka Seme Street and end off at City Hall, Church Walk. The parade will offer an opportunity to showcase the City’s urban renewal precinct.
 
At church walk Mayor will give Christmas gifts to children, singing of Christmas carols and other fun activities. The public is invited to join in the fun. Both events are free.
 
Members of the media are invited to cover the events. Details are as follows:
 
Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2017
 
Metro Police Day and Launch of Festive Season: 11h00, Moses Mabhida Stadium (motorcade will start at Silversands Resort next to uShaka Marine World at 11am. Transport to the starting point will leave from Moses Mabhida Stadium at 10h30.)
 
Lighting of Christmas lights: 18h00, City Hall, Church Walk (parade will start at King Dinuzulu Park at 18h00. Transport to the starting point will leave from City Hall at 17h30.)
 
RSVP: Sohana Singh on email sohana.singh@durban.gov.za or Vuyo Ndlovu on vuyo.ndlovu@durban.gov.za
 
ENDS
 
Issued by EThekwini Municipality, Communications Unit.
 
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