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20220627 1900 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

June 27

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 27 JUN 2022
• EAST LONDON – 27 JUN 2022 (17H45) The Eastern Cape Liquor Board announced that it will lay criminal charges against the owner of the Enyobeni tavern at Scenery Park, where at least 21 young people were killed on Sunday, 26 June 2022. The board has also revoked the liquor license of the establishment. The tavern owner, Siyakhangela Ndevu, has committed to working with law enforcement agencies to uncover what led to the incident. Police Minister Bheki Cele has deployed a team of experts to investigate the circumstances behind the deaths.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 27 JUN 2022
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 27 JUN 2022 (05H55) Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is expected to conduct a working visit to Bloemfontein today, 27 June 2022, at 12H00. Mbalula stated that he will assess the Transport Presidential Imbizo Interventions on infrastructure developments during his visit. Mbalula further noted that he will address the public at the Mangaung City Hall after reviewing developments in the city.
• PHUTHADITJHABA – 27 JUN 2022 (13H45) Police arrested six people during a service delivery protest outside Maluti Crescent mall in Phuthaditjhaba on Sunday, 26 June 2022. One casualty has been reported. The casualty fell off a pick-up truck during the protest. The driver of the vehicle has also been arrested. All those arrested are expected to appear before the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrate’s Court soon. The demonstrators have been protesting due to the lack of electricity supply for three weeks.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 27 JUN 2022
• JOHANNESBURG – 27 JUN 2022 (01H40) Experts at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NCID) have requested that the Government re-impose the COVID-19 restrictions. This follows after Health Minister Joe Phaahla confirmed the first case of Monkeypox in South Africa on Thursday, 23 June 2022. The request has been made to control the spread of the Monkeypox virus. Furthermore, the re-imposed COVID-19 restrictions are expected to increase the tracking of the virus in civilians.
• BENONI – 27 JUN 2022 (02H00) UPDATE The African National Congress (ANC) has nominated Tasmeen Motara as its Deputy Provincial Secretary. (01H30) The African National Congress (ANC) has announced the results of the 14th provincial elective conference held on 26 June 2022. Lesufi had been elected as the Chairperson with 575 votes, against Lebogang Maile, who had received 543 votes. Morakane Mosupye has been elected as the Treasurer after former Health Member of Executive Council (MEC) Bandile Masuku declined his nomination to the position. Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko has been elected as the Deputy Chairperson with 593 votes over Mzi Khumalo, who received 522 votes. Furthermore, Tk Nciza has been nominated as the Provincial Secretary with 524 votes against Thulani Kunene’s 525 votes and Jacob Khawe’s 56 votes.
• JOHANNESBURG – 27 JUN 2022 (12H50) Protests reported at Eskom’s eight power stations. Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantha stated that demonstrations resumed today at the power stations, including Kusile, Hendrina, Medupi and Lethabo power stations. Mantshantha stated that Eskom management is constantly in touch with union leaders and the good relationship management has with the union leaders in helping to calm workers in some situations. Mantshantsha said Eskom found the demands unaffordable concerning the wage increase demands and referred the matter to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). Mantshantha stated that Eskom is expected to escalate the levels of loadshedding if the situation continues.
• VANDERBIJLPARK – 27 JUN 2022 (16H15) Protest reported on Frikkie Meyer Boulevard in the Boipatong area. The demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Community members are protesting against the ongoing electricity outage. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• BOKSBURG – 27 JUN 2022 (17H10) UPDATE Road closure reported on Wit Deep Road and R29/ Main Reef Road due to the ongoing protest. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (10H35) Protest reported on R29 Main Reef Road, Boksburg. Reports indicate that residents from the Jerusalem informal settlement are throwing vehicles with rocks. Emergency services have been dispatched to the area. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant in the area and use alternative routes for the duration of the protest.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 27 JUN 2022
• HIBBERDENE – 27 JUN 2022 (08H30) Protest reported on the N2 Freeway Umzumbe bridge and R102 Umzumbe road. Reports indicate that residents in Hibberdene, Pumula and Umzumbe are protesting against water shortages in the area. The South African Police Service (SAPS) Port Shepstone have been dispatched and is currently monitoring the situation. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest.
• HOWICK – 27 JUN 2022 (09H40) Protest reported by Taxi drivers on Main road between Harvard and Morling Street in Howick. Demonstrators are protesting due to the rising cost of petroleum products. Demonstrators are blocking the road with tyres and debris. Emergency services have been dispatched to the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 27 JUN 2022
• MOLETJIE – 27 JUN 2022 (09H20) Moletjie Traditional Authority announced the implementation of a curfew from 26 June until 23 July 2022. The curfew follows after an increase in attacks in the community due to the ongoing initiation season. The curfew restricts churches, taverns and other organisations from operating beyond 22H00.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 27 JUN 2022
• DIPALASENG – 27 JUN 2022 (08H10) Road closure reported on the N3, Section 3 from Sanctuary road to Link Road. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) would like to inform motorists about the relevant road closure with regard to maintenance work on the following project. SANRAL stated that the contractor is scheduled to undertake works in the median drain on the southbound carriageway of the N3 at night on 28 June 2022.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 27 JUN 2022
• RUSTENBURG – 27 JUN 2022 (00H00) The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has requested that the South African Police Service launch search operations in the vicinity of Rustenburg. This follows after the death of NUMSA shop steward Mahlomola Hlothoane at his home on Friday, 24 June 2022. Hlothoane assisted the union by coordinating the recruitment and mobilisation of workers at the Implats mine. This follows after another NUMSA official, Malibongwe Mdazo, had been killed outside the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) offices in August 2021.
• VENTERSKROON – 27 JUN 2022 (00H20) The South African Police Service (SAPS) is expected to host a two-day Rural Safety Summit at the Woodlands Country Lodge from today, 27 June 2022, until 28 June 2022. Furthermore, the Summit will commence at 07H30. The Summit will focus on ensuring the safety of the farming community, including farmers, farm workers and farm dwellers. Additionally, the Summit will focus on the prevention of stock theft. The Summit is expected to consist of members from the National African Farmers Union of South Africa (NAFU), Agriculture South Africa (AGRISA), African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA), Transvaal Agricultural Union South Africa (TLU/TAU SA), the National Stock theft forum and activists against Farm Murders. Police Minister Bheki Cele will deliver a keynote address.
• BRITS – 27 JUN 2022 (11H10) UPDATE Reports indicate that the Police have disbursed the demonstrators. Motorists are advised that traffic is moving as per usual. (06H15) Protest reported on the R566 from Brits to Roslyn next to the Total Garage. Demonstrators are blocking the road with tyres and debris. Emergency services have been dispatched to the area. The reason for the protest remains unknown. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest.
• RUSTENBURG – 27 JUN 2022 (14H00) The Rustenburg Regional Court has postponed the fraud case against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Member of Provincial Legislature in North West, Betty Diale, to 04 August 2022 for pre-trial conferencing. Diale is facing six charges of theft, amounting to approximately R700,000 allegedly stolen from the Road Accident Fund (RAF) claimants. This follows after Fidelity Funds received complaints from the RAF claimants, whose payments were deposited into Diale’s trust account.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 27 JUN 2022
• KURUMAN – 27 JUN 2022 (04H50) The Northern Cape Provincial Legislature is expected to host the Provincial Youth Parliament today, 27 June 2022, in Kuruman. The Legislature is set to host the parliament to observe youth month. The Youth Parliament of 2022 is expected to focus on gender-based violence and femicide, suicide and substance abuse issues. The Legislature will focus on addressing issues youth members in rural areas are facing. During the event, the Legislature will allow the participating Youth Parliament representatives to convey their perspectives on the relevant issues.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 27 JUN 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 27 JUN 2022 (02H20) Gathering expected by members of the Forgotten Nation at the Mandela High School on 29 June 2022. The meeting is expected to commence at 11H00. During the meeting, the members are expected to submit their database of beneficiaries. The database is set to include the members’ names, Identification (ID) numbers, contact numbers and other information.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 27 JUN 2022
• CAPE TOWN: Gathering expected by members of the Forgotten Nation at the Mandela High School on 29 June 2022.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected by Operation Dudula on Saturday, 02 July 2022 from 10H00 at Church Square in Sunnyside.
• BLOEMFONTEIN: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to celebrate its 9th Anniversary on Saturday, 30 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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