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20220620 1000 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

June 20

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 20 JUN 2022
• ZWELITSHA – 20 JUN 2022 (06H00) Protest expected by the members affiliated with the South African School Assistants’ Union (SASAU) today, 20 June 2022, from 10H00 at the office of the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Education. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Zwelitsha Primary School and march to the MEC’s office. The demonstrators are expected to protest to demand proper principal induction, the reinstatement of assistants dismissed unfairly based on age, payment of full and outstanding stipends and the re-appointment of all eligible assistants from Phase two. Motorists are advised to avoid the area during the protest. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 20 JUN 2022
• PHUTHADITJHABA – 19 JUN 2022 (22H10) The Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality has advised residents of expected water supply interruptions in the Phuthaditjhaba area with effect from 19 June 2022. This follows as the Municipality is currently experiencing inconsistent and lack of power supply. Municipal Water Communication Officer Kelopile Mongake has stated that maintenance teams have been deployed to repair the standby generator for the Makwane Water Treatment Plant. In the interim, Mongake has noted that water tankers are expected to be dispatched to the affected areas to supply community members with water until the power supply has stabilised and the standby generators have been repaired. The affected areas include Makwane, Lusaka, Mphatlalatsane, Metsi Matsho, Comet, Matshekgeng, Phahameng, Tebang, Pereng, Qholaqhwe, Mountain View, Matsikeng and Clubview.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 20 JUN 2022
• JOHANNESBURG – 19 JUN 2022 (22H10) Protest expected at the City of Johannesburg Mayor’s Office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Tuesday, 21 June 2022. Demonstrators under the aegis of Soweto Parliament and the Pimville/ Klipspruit Community Forum are expected to conduct a motorcade and march protest to demand improved service delivery and the removal of informal settlements. The motorcade is expected to be held from the Maponye Mall parking area at the main entrance to the Peter Ross Park on Empire Road. Thereafter, demonstrators are set to march from Peter Ross Park to the Mayor’s Office in Braamfontein. Participants are expected to deliver petitions to City of Johannesburg Mayor Mpho Phalatse during the march’s conclusion. Motorists and members of the public are advised of potential ground travel disruptions on affected routes during the demonstration. Authorities are expected to be deployed to monitor the protest.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 19 JUN 2022 (19H10) President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to receive the 5th final instalment of the State Capture Report electronically this evening, 19 June 2022. An official handover ceremony led by State Capture Commission Chairperson Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is scheduled to occur at the Union Buildings in Pretoria tomorrow, 20 June 2022. Thereafter, President Ramaphosa is set to present a program of action on the implementation of recommendations in Parliament.
• SOWETO – 20 JUN 2022 (07H20) UPDATE Road closure reported on Chris Hani Road between Maponya Mall and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Soweto campus due to ongoing protest. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (05H40) Rea Vaya Bus services has announced that all operations have been suspended due to protests in Soweto. (05H20) Protest reported on Chris Hani Road between the Maponye Mall and the University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus in Klipspruit, Soweto. Community members have barricaded the roadway with burning tyres and debris. Demonstrators are expected to close all main entrances to Soweto throughout today, 20 June 2022, to protest against persistent electricity supply disruption in Soweto. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Authorities are on the scene.
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 20 JUN 2022 (08H30) The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) by the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula and Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, are expected to hold a media brief with the freight and trucking industry today, 20 June 2022, from 12Hoo at the Department of Transport Offices. This follows engagements held on Sunday, 19 June 2022, regarding the ongoing protests.
• GERMISTION – 20 JUN 2022 (09H10) Protest reported on Barbara Road in the vicinity of Sasol filling station. The demonstrators are burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 20 JUN 2022
• CHATSWORTH – 19 JUN 2022 (20H10) Protest reported on Moorcross Drive approaching the M1 intersection in the vicinity of Moorton, Chatsworth. Reports indicate that community members are barricading the area to traffic with burning tyres and debris. Members of the community are protesting against service delivery related issues. Police are attending to the situation. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
• PIETERMARITZBURG – 19 JUN 2022 (21H30) Road closure reported on the N3 Eastbound between Hilton and the Chatterton Road offramp to Pietermaritzburg. The road has been closed to allow recovery operations following a multi-vehicle collision. Reports indicate that three trucks and a motor vehicle are involved in a collision. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Emergency response authorities are on the scene.
• WATERFALL – 19 JUN 2022 (23H10) UPDATE Metro Police have cordoned off Link Road to traffic as part of efforts to disperse demonstrators from the area. The protest action is currently ongoing. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. (20H15) Protest reported on Link Road in the vicinity of Waterfall between Langefontein and Forest Hill, KwaZulu-Natal. Approximately 50 community members are staging a protest action against service delivery issues in the area. Demonstrators are barricading the roadway with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police have been notified of the situation.
• MOOI RIVER – 19 JUN 2022 (23H50) UPDATE The N3 Northbound approaching Hidcote interchange has been reopened to traffic following the conclusion of recovery operations. (21H55) Road closure reported on the N3 Northbound in the vicinity of the Hidcote interchange approaching Mooi River. The road has been closed due to a truck fire following a motor vehicle accident on the highway. Recovery operations are underway. Emergency services are on the scene. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
• LOUWSBURG – 20 JUN 2022 (06H20) Protest reported on the R69 between Louwsburg and Coronation. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with stoned and debris. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• KWANDENGEZI – 20 JUN 2022 (07H00) Protest reported on the Mr518 route in KwaNdengezi. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• CATO RIDGE – 20 JUN 2022 (09H30) UPDATE Demonstrations reported in the vicinity of Eskom offices. The demonstrators are protesting due to power outages. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (08H40) Protest reported on the R103 near Cato Ridge. 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 – 20 JUN 2022
• POLOKWANE/PIETERSBURG – 20 JUN 2022 (08H15) The ActionSA Leader, Herman Mashaba, is expected to convene a media briefing to announce the party’s Provincial Chairperson today, 20 June 2022. This follows the party’s visit to the province on Friday, 17 June 2022, to increase their support leading to the announcement of the provincial chairperson.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 20 JUN 2022
• BETHAL – 19 JUN 2022 (20H40) Mpumalanga Police have arrested five suspects in connection to the recent murder and sexual assault of four people in Bethal. Police Spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala has stated that the suspects allegedly stabbed a male several times at a fuel station before fleeing the area to a nearby home, where the suspects proceeded to assault three females. Mohlala has stated that the incidents are suspected to be related to gang activity. The suspects had subsequently been arrested following the launch of an intelligence-driven Police operation. Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has stated that an investigation into the matter is underway. The five suspects have been detained and are expected to appear before the Bethal Magistrates Court on Monday, 20 June 2022.
• GRASKOP – 20 JUN 2022 (07H40) Protest reported on Main Street/R533 and R532. Community members are protesting regarding children that were allegedly abducted and assaulted by a local traditional healer. The demonstrators have barricaded the roads with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 20 JUN 2022
• SONOP – 20 JUN 2022 (06H30) Protest reported in Sonop. The demonstrators have barricaded the road towards Eagle Granite Mine with burning tyres and debris. Previous demonstrations have been related to poor service delivery and demands for employment opportunities. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• RUSTENBURG – 20 JUN 2022 (09H20) Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) today, 20 June 2022, at the Impala Platinum Mine. NUMSA members employed by Reagetswe Mining Group, Triple M Mining and Newrak mining, who are contracted to provide services to Implats, are expected to protest to demand salary increases. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 20 JUN 2022
• UPINGTON – 19 JUN 2022 (20H35) The African National Congress (ANC) in the Northern Cape has announced that the party’s step-aside rule is expected to be applied to ZF Mgcawu District Municipality Executive Mayor Marius Louw. The announcement follows after Louw recently appeared before the Upington District Court on two counts of fraud. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has stated that the charges related to the purchase transaction of two vehicles, valued at R1,5 million. Louw and his significant other allegedly used forged documents to purchase the vehicles. Following the court appearance, Louw was released on R5,000 bail and is expected to appear in the Upington Magistrate’s Court along with his co-accused on 11 July 2022. ZF Mgcawu District Speaker Stanley Peterson has stated that the issue is expected to be tabled during the following council meeting.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 20 JUN 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 19 JUN 2022 (19H30) Shooting reported at the corner of Stellenbosch Arterial Road and Robert Sobukwe Road opposite the Belhar cemetery in the vicinity of Parow, Cape Town. Reports indicate that an unknown number of armed suspects have opened fire at five people. Authorities at the scene have confirmed two minor injuries and two critical injuries. The injured individuals have subsequently been transported to a hospital to receive urgent medical attention. Motorists are advised that the scene currently remains active. Authorities are on the scene.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 20 JUN 2022
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected at the City of Johannesburg Mayor’s Office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Tuesday, 21 June 2022.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Headquarters on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, from 10H00 until 14H00 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
• ASHBURTON: Road closure expected on the N3 bi-directional between Umlaas Road and Lynnfield Park in Ashburton between 09H00 and 15H00 on Tuesday, 21 June 2022.
• 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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