Mama Winnie’s memorial service: No go areas in Soweto today

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA SEPTEMBER 26: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Winnie Madikizela-Mandela during her 80th birthday milestone celebrations at the Emperors Palace on September 26, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The ANC Women's League is celebrating and honouring its stalwart and freedom fighter; Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who was born on 26 September 1936. (Photo by Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Commuters are advised of traffic diversions on roads around Orlando Stadium for today’s memorial service of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Motorists will not be allowed access into Mooki Street between the Soweto highway and Sofasonke Street‚ government organisers say.

Klipspruitvalley Road will be blocked off between the N17 circle and Khumalo Street; residents can obtain access permits from Orlando police station‚ however.

Mourners will not be allowed to drive through cordoned-off areas and will have to park at the Nasrec Expo Centre from where they will be ferried by buses to the stadium.

The roads will be reopened at 6pm.

The Rea Vaya bus route will not be affected.

The memorial service is scheduled to start at 11am and expected to last for four hours.