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The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival has been cancelled for the second year. The effects of the Covid-19 fourth wave have been given as the reason behind the cancellation.

The event is usually held on 2 January, but the 2022 carnival was scheduled for 3 January.

The Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association (KKAA) director Muneeb Gambeno has said that as the organising committee it is very disappointing to cancel the event for a second time, but due to the format of the event, they can’t procure a permit.

News24 reports that according to Gambeno, the cancellation of the carnival was a blow to a lot of small businesses in the city centre.

He said proceeds of the carnival enable various people in the value chain to earn money to feed their families, run their small businesses, and operate small community projects.

Not only has the cancellation of the event caused unhappiness and financial woes for those involved in the supply chain, but it has also caused disappointment for the fans.

Lots of people camp out overnight to ensure they get a good view as the floats pass through the streets of Cape Town. It has become an annual tradition for many locals.

Image credit: Smile FM

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