Minstrel clean-up operations complete

The annual carnival took place in the streets of the Cape Town CBD on Saturday.

The city of Cape Town set aside about R3 million for safety and security, traffic control and clean-up operations after the event. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The city of Cape Town says clean-up operations after the Minstrel Carnival will be completed on Sunday.

The annual carnival took place in the streets of the CBD on Saturday.

More than 70 troops comprising of about 40,000 people paraded in the Mother City.

The city had set aside about R3 million for safety and security, traffic control and clean-up operations after the event.

The city's Grant Pascoe says the event was a great success.

"We have had no incident reported to us and we're very happy about that. Obviously there have been a few delays with the troops marching but that is to be expected with getting 40,000 participants in and around and the logistics around that. And getting them all at one gathering point and getting them marching."