Word has finally reached the crowd in Pretoria that they will not see the hearse carrying Nelson Mandela drive through this evening.
The crowd is now dispersing. The police are dismantling and telling them to line the streets tomorrow morning.
Having just met the sign language interpreter from Mandela's memorial, his explanation that he had a schizophrenic attack seems plausible.
Deaf organisations have complained after the man translating the speeches at Nelson Mandela's memorial service 'signed gibberish'.