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20220711 1900 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

July 11

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 11 JUL 2022
• MTHATHA – 11 JUL 2022 (06H40) Two suspects are expected to appear at the Mthatha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court today, 11 July 2022, on charges of fraud. The two suspects were arrested in Germiston, Gauteng, after being accused of siphoning R1 million for sub-contractors of a company based in the Eastern Cape.
• MIDDELBURG – 11 JUL 2022 (17H50) Fire reported at the Middelburg Eastern Cape Post office on the corner of Van der Walt Street and Roode Street. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Emergency services are on the scene. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 11 JUL 2022
• PARYS – 11 JUL 2022 (08H45) The civil rights organisation AfriForum has announced that it will take Ngwathe Municipality to the High Court in Bloemfontein on Wednesday, 13 July 2022, over the ongoing water and power problems in Parys. AfriForum is expected to appeal for a court order to compel the municipality to provide services as required by law. This follows after Eskom shut down the Ngwathe Local Municipality’s power due to overload and damaged equipment.
• VIRGINIA – 11 JUL 2022 (14H00) Energy group, Renergen, announced that it has successfully introduced gas to its Virginia Gas Project, with commercial operations set to commence in the coming weeks. The Virginia Gas Project is the only onshore petroleum plant in South Africa, with the site covering an area that includes Welkom, Virginia, and Theunissen. It is owned and operated by Renergen through its subsidiary company Tetra4. The group stated that final commissioning workstreams will now be completed over the coming weeks, with commercial operation commencing once customer sites are ready to begin accepting products towards the end of July 2022.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 11 JUL 2022
• JOHANNESBURG – 11 JUL 2022 (02H00) Protest expected at the Chief Albert Luthuli House in Johannesburg Central by members of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) on Friday, 15 July 2022. MKMVA members are expected to gather at Gandhi Square from 09H00 to march toward the African National Congress (ANC) Headquarters, Luthuli House. The march aims to raise several demands, including the immediate suspension of President Cyril Ramaphosa, reduction of petrol prices, an immediate end to loadshedding and the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry into the alleged Glencore SA corruption, in addition to the implementation of the Living Wage and 12% salary increases for all public servants. Authorities are expected to be deployed to monitor the demonstration. Motorists are advised of expected ground travel disruptions in the area during the march.
• BOKSBURG – 11 JUL 2022 (07H45) Protest reported on Wit Deep 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.
• SANDTON – 11 JUL 2022 (09H00) Eskom Group Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer is expected to hold a media brief today, 11 July 2022, from 10H00 until 11H00. Eskom’s management team is also expected to provide an update on the current system challenges.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 11 JUL 2022 (11H50) Protest expected by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) on Tuesday, 12 July 2022, at the South African Revenue Services (SARS) offices across the country. NEHAWU is expected to embark on a shutdown after rejecting a proposed wage increase of 1.39%. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• JOHANNESBURG – 11 JUL 2022 (12H40) UPDATE Minister Bheki Cele has announced that Police Tactical Response Team, also known as Amabherethe, will be deployed in Soweto today, 11 July 2022. Cele stated that the deployment will assist the local South African Police Service (SAPS) following the mass shooting. (06H00) Police Minister General Bheki Cele is expected to receive a comprehensive report on the mass shooting incidents that occurred in the Gauteng province during the preceding weekend today, 11 July 2022. The report is expected to contain further investigation results regarding the death of 15 people at a local liquor outlet in the Nomzamo Informal Settlement in Orlando East, Soweto. The Minister is also set to attend a high-level closed-door meeting at the Orlando Police Station along with National Police Commissioner General Fannie Masemola before conducting a site visit to the crime scene.
• CENTURION – 11 JUL 2022 (16H00) The Denel SOC Ltd is expected to auction its assets at Denel’s premises in Lyttelton on Friday, 15 July 2022, from 10H00. The funds will be used to pay the R90 million in outstanding salaries that Denel owes to Solidarity. Denel failed to comply with a court order in which the company had to partially pay this amount to Solidarity by 08 March 2022. Solidarity then submitted a warrant of execution.
• JOHANNESBURG – 11 JUL 2022 (16H15) The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has obtained a formal statement from the African Transformation Movement’s (ATM) President regarding the party’s request to investigate the police conduct on the theft at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala farm. The meeting outcome will assist the IPID Executive Director in determining whether the IPID can fully investigate this matter or not, as per the IPID Act. The IPID will make an announcement once the Executive Director has made a decision.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 11 JUL 2022
• ESCOURT – 11 JUL 2022 (07H15) Protest reported on the R103 from Estcourt to Weenan. 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.
• PINETOWN – 11 JUL 2022 (12H00) UPDATE Road closure reported on Milky Way due to ongoing protest. The Road has been obstructed with burning tyres and debris. (07H35) Protest reported on the M1/Mr85 Route in the vicinity of Marianhill Informal settlement. 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 – 11 JUL 2022 (14H45) Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the shooting that occurred at a local liquor outlet located on Sweetwaters Road in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, 09 July 2022. The KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner stated that more arrests are imminent as the investigation continues. In addition, Sweetwaters community leaders are calling for calm after the shooting incident that left four casualties and eight injured. The motive for the attack remains unknown.
• HOWICK – 11 JUL 2022 (18H40) UPDATE The R617, R103 and Zeederberg Road in Merrivale have been reopened to traffic. The roadway is obstructed with debris. The demonstrators have dispersed. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. (15H00) The demonstrators are protesting on the R103/ Howick Main Road and Zeederberg Road in Merrivale. The R617 in the vicinity of Mpophomeni also remains affected by the protest. Howick Central Business District is open to traffic. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the Merrivale area. Police are monitoring the situation. (12H50) Stone-throwing reported on Zeederberg Road in the vicinity of Merrivale Shell filling station. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. (07H10) Demonstrations reported on the R617. The road has been blocked for traffic flow. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police have been dispatched. (04H00) Protest expected on the R617 in the vicinity of Mpophomeni today, 11 July 2022. Community members are expected to continue a demonstration against ongoing electricity supply outages being experienced in the area. This follows protest action in the area during the preceding weekend, during which protestors allegedly assaulted municipal contractors while attempting to restore power supply to neighbouring Mpophomeni residents. The demonstrators reportedly also damaged municipal vehicles and held officials as hostages during the protest. Public Order Policing (POP) officers have been alerted and are expected to heighten security surveillance of the area during the demonstration. Motorists are advised to exercise vigilance and avoid areas of demonstrations.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 11 JUL 2022
• MANKWENG – 11 JUL 2022 (10H35) UPDATE Demonstrations reported on the corner of Sovenga Street and University Road outside the UL gate two entrance. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene. (08H00) Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) members at the University of Limpopo (UL) today, 11 July 2022. EFF members are expected to protest to demand the immediate release of off-campus allowance in student accounts. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 11 JUL 2022 (18H10) Police have arrested three suspects following a business robbery on Sunday, 10 July 2022, at the Zimbabwe Consulate operating from St. Marko Hall in Ladanna, outside Polokwane. Two armed suspects entered the premises and held the employees at gunpoint. The suspects stole two boxes of an undisclosed amount of money, cellphones and laptops. The suspects then fired shots sporadically on their way to the main gate of the premises. When they arrived at the gate, two security guards tried to close it, and they were shot by the third suspect who was outside. The three suspects are expected to appear before the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 12 July 2022, facing charges of business robbery, attempted murder and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and possession of suspected stolen properties.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 11 JUL 2022
• BUSHBUCKRIDGE – 11 JUL 2022 (08H10) The Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Thembi Siwe and the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mandla Ndlovu, are expected to lead the Mandela Month Winter Warmer drive in Bushbuckridge, Enhlanzeni District Municipality today, 11 July 2022 from 10H00. The drive is part of Mandela Month and acknowledgement of the role that the former president, Nelson Mandela, played in paving the country’s path to democracy.
• EMALAHLENI/ WITBANK – 11 JUL 2022 (18H20) Protest reported on the N4 near the Kwa-Guqa Mall and on the R104 at the Costa filling station. The demonstrators are barricading the road. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 11 JUL 2022
• BRITS – 11 JUL 2022 (11H30) Protest reported on Piet Rautenbach Street and the R511 in the vicinity of Brits Fire Station. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• WOLMARANSSTAD – 11 JUL 2022 (14H20) A 17-year-old suspect is expected to appear before the Wolmaransstad Magistrate’s Court today, 11 July 2022, after he was arrested on Friday, 08 July 2022, for business burglary and arson. North West Police Spokesperson Amanda Funani stated that on Friday morning, security guards reacted to an activated alarm at one of the shopping centres in Wolmaransstad. Police and emergency personnel were also summoned to the scene. In the process of extinguishing the fire, the suspect was found to have fainted inside the store. The suspect was rescued and taken to the hospital, where he was treated for smoke inhalation. The suspect was later discharged and placed under the care of his parents.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 11 JUL 2022
• KATHU – 11 JUL 2022 (07H00) Protest reported on the R380 and Ian Flemming Street towards the Kumba Iron Ore Mine and Sishen Mine. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The demonstrators are protesting due to unemployment. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• POSTMASBURG – 11 JUL 2022 (12H30) The Tsantsabane Local Municipality has announced a planned water supply interruption in Postdene from today, 12 July 2022, until Friday, 15 July 2022. The interruption will allow the Municipality to conduct maintenance on the water supply line from the Gatkoppies Boreholes to the Postdene Reservoir. The interruption will affect Postdene and the West end area.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 11 JUL 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 11 JUL 2022 (10H45) Protest reported on Old Strandfontein Road. 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.
• CAPE TOWN – 11 JUL 2022 (13H40) The Parliament is currently processing its Fuel Price Deregulation Bill, with the proposed law aimed at significantly lowering the cost of petrol in the country. The Bill aims to amend the existing Petroleum Products Act, which gives the Government the power to prescribe the price of petroleum products. The primary objective of the Bill is to deregulate the fuel sector to increase competition in fuel price-setting at both the wholesale and retail level, which will result in lower petrol prices for consumers, as retailers compete to win customers based on price levels. The Bill does this primarily through the removal of Section 2 of the Petroleum Products Act. The Bill also amends section 2(1)(d) to allow businesses to implement creative methods of trading, which may result in reduced petroleum prices.
• CAPE TOWN – 11 JUL 2022 (15H15) Parliament’s Section 194 Committee, which was established to investigate suspended Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office, has begun its proceedings today, 11 July 2022. The multi-party committee is expected to be briefed by the lawyers of Parliament and Mkhwebane. It will then call witnesses later this week and is expected to continue for about four weeks. The committee is investigating Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office following a motion by the Democratic Alliance (DA), which accused her of incompetency. Mkhwebane was suspended by President Cyril Ramaphosa in June 2022, as mandated by the Constitution. Mkhwebane’s appeal in the Western Cape High Court to halt the proceedings and her suspension by the president have been dismissed.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 11 JUL 2022
• POTCHEFSTROOM: Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Presidential Task Team on Military Veterans, is scheduled to embark on an official follow-up visit to the Potchefstroom Army Support Base on Tuesday, 12 July 2022.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) on Tuesday, 12 July 2022, at the South African Revenue Services (SARS) offices across the country.
• CAMPERDOWN: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (Sanral) has announced that there will be rolling road closures from Tuesday, 12 July, until Thursday, 14 July 2022, due to construction work. The temporary road closures will be implemented in both directions between Umlaas Road interchange and Cato Ridge interchange.
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected at the Chief Albert Luthuli House in Johannesburg Central by members of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) on Friday, 15 July 2022.
• DURBAN: The African National Congress (ANC) announced their ninth KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) conference is expected to be held on 20 July 2022 at the Olive Convention Centre.
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by the Democratic Nursing Organisation South Africa (DENOSA) on Wednesday, 20 July 2022.
• 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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