Amakrokokroko fans gather at OR Tambo

South Africans are making their way to OR Tambo to bid a farewell to the Paralympic team.

President Jacob Zuma with members of the Team SA for the Olympics & Paralympics. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Sports fans are gathering at OR Tambo International to wish South Africa's Paralympic team well before they depart for London.

The Soweto Gospel Choir is entertaining the crowd as they wait on the athletes.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has ordered Amakrokokroko to bring home 40 medals.

During the Beijing Paralympic Games, Team South Africa won 40 medals, 21 of which were gold.

Athlete Oscar Pistorious will be the country's flag bearer.

The Paralympics kick off on August 29 and will end on September 9.