Pretoria - The North West Provincial Government has distributed condolence books to provincial government departments, the provincial legislature, provincial house of traditional leaders and municipalities for members of the public to write their message of condolences to the Mandela Family.
Premier Thandi Modise and other provincial leaders will be among the first to sign the condolence book at the provincial prayer service today at 10am at the Matlosana Auditorium in Klerksdorp.
Modise said that members of the public could visit various institutions as from Monday to write their condolence messages.
The premier has urged communities to observe the national Day of Prayer and Reflection on the life of former President Nelson Mandela at their various places of worship, in their homes, workplaces and wherever they will be.
"The prayers that our people offered when our former President was in hospital not only strengthened his fighting spirit but also served to unite us. We need that unity as we mourn and celebrate the life of the world's greatest freedom fighter, unifier and father of our nation with dignity, respect and honour," said Modise.
She added that a fitting tribute to Mandela would be to advance the unity and reconciliation that his life epitomised.
The provincial memorial service is to be held at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney on Thursday from 2pm.
Click here for a full lList of places in the provinces where condolence books are available. - SAnews.gov.za