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20220607 1900 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

June 7

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 07 JUN 2022
• BUTTERWORTH – 07 JUN 2022 (12H35) Protest expected by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and community members of Butterworth in Ward 3 at the Mnquma Local Municipality on Wednesday, 08 June 2022, from 10H00. The demonstrators are expected to protest against evictions and lack of service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• ESIBHALWENI – 07 JUN 2022 (15H10) Protest reported on the N2 before Tsolo in the vicinity of Esibhalweni. Demonstrators are barricading the road. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 07 JUN 2022
• ALLANRIDGE – 07 JUN 2022 (06H35) Premier Sisi Ntombela, and the Members of the Executive Council (MECS) Representatives from the Department of Minerals and Energy and the Department of Transport are expected to hold a meeting with the residents of Riverside and Dilounung today, 07 June 2022, at the Dihwai Primary School Hall from 10H00. This follows several complaints from residents to the Premier during her site visit to the R30 road between Bothaville and Allanridge regarding their houses being waterlogged due to recent heavy rains and the mining operations in that area.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 07 JUN 2022
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 07 JUN 2022 (08H00) Protest reported on Gaigher Street outside the Lion Match Company. Tshwane residents affiliated with Operation Dudula are protesting to demand the company to employ South African Nationals. The demonstrators have blockaded the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• JOHANNESBURG – 07 JUN 2022 (14H00) UPDATE Unrest expected from Thursday, 09 June 2022, by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members. EFF Commander in Chief (CIC) Julius Malema has called on EFF members to gather in support of calls for President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign with immediate effect. Malema stated that President Ramaphosa had not respected his oath of office and rejected President Ramaphosa’s response to the burglary and theft at his Phala Phala Farm. The severity of demonstrations can vary at locations. (06H05) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to hold the EFF Press Conference today, 07 June 2022, from 12H00 at the Winnie Madikizela Mandela House. The EFF Commander in Chief (CIC), Julius Malema, is expected to address during the conference.
• SOWETO – 07 JUN 2022 (15H10) Peaceful protest reported in Protea Glen, Soweto. Community members are marching to raise awareness of elder abuse. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Traffic officials are leading the march.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 07 JUN 2022
• LIONS RIVER – 07 JUN 2022 (07H10) Protest reported on the R103. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery related to electricity. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• QUEENSBURGH – 07 JUN 2022 (07H45) UPDATE Police have dispersed demonstrations. The road has been reopened for traffic flow. The situation remains volatile. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are monitoring the area. (06H40) Protest reported on Link Road. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• PIETERMARITZBURG – 07 JUN 2022 (08H50) Protest reported on Northdale Technical College on Newholme Way. The demonstrators are protesting due to unpaid National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) allowances. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 07 JUN 2022
• POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 07 JUN 2022 (11H50) UPDATE The LTT Musina Taxi Association members are protesting in a motorcade towards the offices of the Department of Transport and Community Safety. The taxi operators are protesting due to the failure of the Department to implement a court order which ruled in favour of the LTT Musina Taxi Association in the matter between their association and the Beitbridge Taxi Association. This follows after LTT Musina Taxi Association has been unable to load commuters in Musina for four years. (09H30) Protest reported on the N1 between Polokwane and Louis Trichardt. Taxi operators have blockaded the road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• PHALABORWA – 07 JUN 2022 (14H45) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on the R71 and R40 near Lulekani. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation. Community members from Lulekani, Siloane, Majeje, and Mashishimale in Phalaborwa have accused Ba-Phalaborwa Community Forum of overlooking challenges of employment and business opportunities and giving preference to people from the forum. The community representative has also accused the forum of selling job opportunities for money and other favours. (11H00) Protest reported on the R71 near Lulekani. Community members under the Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality have barricaded the road in protest against a shortage of employment opportunities, nepotism and corruption. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 07 JUN 2022
• MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT – 07 JUN 2022 (09H15) Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Presidential Task Team on Military Veterans, is expected to visit the Ehlanzeni District to engage with the Provincial Government and Military Veterans associations today, 07 June 2022, at the Army Support Base from 10H00. The meeting will provide the necessary platform for the Task Team to assess the progress achieved by both the National and Provincial governments in addressing the Military Veterans’ challenges.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 07 JUN 2022
• BRITS – 07 JUN 2022 (10H10) Protest reported on the R566 towards the R104. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• VENTERSDORP – 07 JUN 2022 (17H30) UPDATE The R30 between Ventersdorp and Derby at Boikhutsong has been reopened to traffic. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation. (14H30) Protest reported on the R30 between Ventersdorp and Derby at Boikhutsong. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Previously, demonstrators protested due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
• SONOP – 07 JUN 2022 (18H25) Protest reported on Sonop Road at Skierlik. Community members are protesting due to poor service delivery. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 07 JUN 2022
• KIMBERLEY – 07 JUN 2022 (16H00) Sol Plaatjie Ratepayers Union (SOPRU) has written to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), the General Manager of Local Economic Development Advocate Phetole Sithole, Sol Plaatje Executive Mayor Kagisho Sonyoni and Eskom Group Chief Executive Andre de Ruyter regarding the electricity tariff increases. SOPRU Project Coordinator Tumelo Mosikare stated that there were electricity losses of 15%, whereas only 10% was permissible by NERSA. No attempt has been made by NERSA to investigate the matter. Sol Plaatje Municipality opted, since August 2021 to date, to rather use funds collected from electricity sales to primarily pay salaries instead of Eskom. The Municipality has accrued debt of over half a billion rand plus interest. The Municipality intends to levy the costs and also increase the price of electricity.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 07 JUN 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 07 JUN 2022 (06H00) The Water and Sanitation Directorate announced a scheduled water supply shutdown in Tokai today, 07 June 2022, from 08H00 until 16H00. This will enable the sage completion of construction work on the main water supply to the area and will result in the disruption of water supply to the entire Tokai. The work involves cutting into the pipeline to connect the newly installed water main along Beech Street to the existing supply network.
• GEORGE – 07 JUN 2022 (09H30) Cash in Transit (CIT) robbery reported at Thembalethu Square. Reports indicate that unidentified suspects have robbed an armoured vehicle of an undisclosed amount of money. Suspects have disarmed one security official’s firearm. No injuries have been reported. The suspects have fled the scene. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• CAPE TOWN – 07 JUN 2022 (14H20) Contractors for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) have been shot and injured this morning, 07 June 2022. The contractors have been shot while conducting work along the central PRASA line. The suspects attempted to steal copper cables. Police have launched an investigation into the matter.
• CAPE TOWN – 07 JUN 2022 (16H20) The Parliament is expected to debate the reduction of fuel prices on Wednesday, 15 June 2022. This follows after the Democratic Alliance (DA) demanded that the Government reduce fuel prices by cutting the 33% fuel tax.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 07 JUN 2022
• BUTTERWORTH: Protest expected by Economic Freedom and community members of Butterworth in Ward 3 at the Mnquma Local Municipality on Wednesday, 08 June 2022, from 10H00.
• JOHANNESBURG: Unrest expected from Thursday, 09 June 2022, by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members. EFF Commander in Chief (CIC) Julius Malema has called on EFF members to gather in support of calls for President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign with immediate effect.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Nationwide shutdown expected on Friday, 10 June 2022. Community leaders are expected to protest against the increase in fuel prices that have a negative effect on living costs.
• CAPE TOWN: The Parliament is expected to debate the reduction of fuel prices on Wednesday, 15 June 2022.
• THOHOYANDOU: The Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF), Commander in Chief (CIC), Julius Malema, is expected to deliver a keynote address at the Youth Day commemoration on Thursday, 16 June 2022, from 11H00 at the Makwarela Stadium
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by the members of the Forgotten Nation on Thursday, 16 June 2022, at the Hector Peterson Memorial from 10H00.
• KATHU: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, at the Kumba Iron Ore Mine from 11H00.
• JOHANNESBURG: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to convene a Health Committee meeting on 23 June 2022.
• SOWETO: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to hold an EFF Freedom Charter Day Rally on Sunday, 26 June 2022, at the Walter Sisulu Square from 11H00.
• BLOEMFONTEIN: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to celebrate its 9th Anniversary on Saturday, 31 July 2022, at the Dr Molemela Stadium from 11H00. The EFF Commander in Chief (CIC), Julius Malema, is expected to address the EFF members during the celebration.

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