MEDIA INVITATION BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND MILITARY VETERANS

Freedom of the city of Johannesburg parade

Date of release 12 November 2010

The Freedom Regiments of the City of Johannesburg will, in accordance with tradition, exercise their right of freedom of entry on Saturday 13 November 2010. 21 South African Infantry Battalion (SAI Bn) and several Reserve units together with elements of Services and Divisions will participate in the parade. Yearly these units exercise their right to freedom of the city by marching through the city.

This event will take place at the Alexandra Cricket Sport Fields, East Bank, Alexandra. The main functionaries will be the Madame Speaker of the Johannesburg Metro Council, Councillor Nkele Ntingane, while Major General Louis Dlulane, Chief of the South African Army Force Structure will represent the SA Army.

This colourful military ceremony will include a fly past by three Gripens with colour parties of the unit and regiments which have been accorded the status of the Freedom of the City of Johannesburg.

The honourable Speaker will inspect and address the parade. The marching columns will exercise their right to freedom of the city by marching through Alexandra. You are cordially invited to send a reporter or a cameraperson to cover the Freedom of the City of Johannesburg Parade on Saturday, 13 November 2010 at 10:30 for 11:00 at Alexandra Cricket Sport Fields, East Bank, Alexandra.

ENDS.

Issued by: Defence Corporate Communication
(Defence Media Liaison)
Pretoria
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