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20220905 1000 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

September 5

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 05 SEP 2022

  • NGCOBO – 04 SEP 2022 (20H30) The South African Police Services (SAPS) have established search operations in the Ngcobo area. This follows a robbery that occurred on Saturday, 03 September 2022, at a retail store in Ngcobo. SAPS officers had been deployed to respond to the incident. However, armed clashes occurred following the SAPS arrival. During the clashes, two suspects and a SAPS officer had been fatally injured. Additionally, a SAPS officer had been injured, and two suspects fled the scene. The Police further arrested a suspect. The injured officer had been transferred to the hospital to receive treatment. The SAPS have opened cases of murder and attempted murder.
  • EAST LONDON – 05 SEP 2022 (08H25) Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political group, Julius Malema and his co-accused Adriaan Snyman are expected to appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court today, 05 September 2022. Reports indicate that the pair will continue with their trial for allegedly discharging a firearm in public at the party’s fifth birthday celebrations at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane in 2018. Malema faces charges of illegally possessing a firearm, contravention of the Firearms Control Act, illegally possessing ammunition and reckless endangerment to persons or property.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 05 SEP 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 05 SEP 2022 (08H50) The Hawks in the Free State have launched an investigation on allegations of intimidation against Premier Sisi Ntombela. According to reports, the Chairperson of the Free State Publishers and Editors Forum, Lebona Lekoena, claimed that he felt threatened by Ntombela after refusing to submit a planned media summit. Lekoena alleges that Ntombela attempted to seize the planned summit without his involvement. Meanwhile, Ntombela has denied allegations of intimidation levelled against her and is unaware of the reported complaint.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 05 SEP 2022

  • SANDTON – 04 SEP 2022 (22H00) The Central Energy Fund has announced an expected decrease in fuel prices from Wednesday, 07 September 2022. The price of 95 unleaded petrol is set to decrease by R2.35 and R2.18 for 93 unleaded petrol. The price of diesel is expected to decrease by between 77c and 87c, whereas the price of illuminating paraffin will decrease by 82c. This follows after, among other things, Brent crude oil traded crude oil at 95$ a barrel. The Automobile Association (AA) requested the Government to review the fuel prices to mitigate the increase in fuel prices. However, the mitigation should not remove the General Fuel Levy.
  • SANDTON – 05 SEP 2022 (23H05) Eskom has announced that they will be implementing load reductions in various areas of South Africa on Monday, 05 September 2022. The disruption will follow between approximately 05H00 and 09H00 to avoid the overloading of the electricity network. The affected regions include Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, North West, Mpumalanga and Gauteng. Eskom has further warned that they could implement Stage 2 load shedding from Monday, 05 September 2022, due to limitations of the electrical systems.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 05 SEP 2022 (09H10) Protest expected by members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) at Minister of Police Bheki Cele’s office tomorrow, 06 September 2022, at 10H15. Reports indicate that the demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Prince’s Park Avenue and Francis Baard Street. The reason for the demonstration is to have Cele removed from office due to the current Policing issues faced in South Africa (SA). Motorists are advised to plan their routes accordingly. Local authorities will be dispatched to the affected area to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 05 SEP 2022

  • DURBAN – 04 SEP 2022 (22H25) The Durban Specialised Commercial Crimes Court has granted Nonhlanhla Mkhize bail of R25,000 following her court appearance on Friday, 02 September 2022. Mkhize had appeared before the courts due to her connection with the Mhlathuze Water procurement project 2018. Mkhize and the co-accused are facing charges of intimidation, obstructing the course of justice, and fraud amounting to R37 million. The co-accused have been remanded to Court to evaluate their bail applications. Mkhize and the co-accused will appear before the Courts on 06 December 2022.
  • VAN REENEN – 05 SEP 2022 (23H05) Road closure reported on the N3 road near Pyramids Motel. The closure has followed due to a heavy motor vehicle accident involving a truck. Reports indicate that both lanes are being affected. Emergency services have been deployed to clear the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
  • DUNDEE – 05 SEP 2022 (05H50) Protest reported on the R33 between Dundee and Pomeroy. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest remains unknown, although previous demonstrations were related to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 05 SEP 2022

  • POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 05 SEP 2022 (06H35) Protest reported at the intersection of R40 and R531 in the locality of the Amanda informal settlement area towards Hoedspruit, Polokwane. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest remains unknown, although previous demonstrations were related to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest. Local authorities have been dispatched to the area to monitor the situation.
  • STEELPOORT – 05 SEP 2022 (09H35) Protest reported on the R555 in the vicinity of the Steelpoort Mining Area. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest remains unknown. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest. Local authorities have been dispatched to the area to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 05 SEP 2022

  • GROOTVLEI – 04 SEP 2022 (19H00) The Grootvlei South African Police Services (SAPS) have established search operations in the area. This follows a robbery incident that occurred between the evening of Friday, 02 September 2022, and Saturday, 03 September 2022. Reports indicate that two suspects entered the station at about 18H00 to report an incident of gender-based violence. However, the suspects returned at approximately 22H00, stating that their complaints had been disregarded. The suspects further insisted that the officers open the doors of the community service centre (CSC). The suspects then assaulted the officers and confiscated a 9-millimetre (mm) pistol. The suspects additionally confiscated two 9mm handguns, an R5 rifle, a shotgun and 180 undisclosed cartridges. A 72-hour activation plan had been established to apprehend the suspects.
  • HECTORSPRUIT – 05 SEP 2022 (05H45) Protest reported on the N4 in the vicinity of Hectorspruit. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest remains unknown, although previous demonstrations were related to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 05 SEP 2022

  • KHUMA – 05 SEP 2022 (06H10) Protest reported on the R502 in the vicinity of Khuma. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest remains unknown, although previous demonstrations were related to poor service delivery issues. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 05 SEP 2022

  • UPINGTON – 05 SEP 2022 (09H20) Protest reported on the N10 between Groblershoop and Upington in the locality of Leerkrans. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The demonstration is aimed at the poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest. Local authorities have been dispatched to the area to monitor the situation.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 05 SEP 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 05 SEP 2022 (23H45) The Cape Town Municipality has allocated R86 million for a three-year financial term. The allocation has been made for the operation and maintenance of a landfill gas flaring system, Vissershok Landfill. The allocation will supply a system valued at about R197 million to convert landfill gas into electricity by 2024/2025. The member for Urban Waste Management, Grant Twigg, noted that the City will dig wells into the landfill site to extract gas and decrease emissions. The wells will further be connected to a flare compound, where it will be combusted and diverted to a gas engine to generate electricity. The Government will appoint a service provider to operate and maintain the gas well-field and flaring system at Vissershok. The site is set to produce two megawatts (mW) of electricity between 2024/2025.
  • CAPE TOWN – 05 SEP 2022 (06H20) Peaceful protest expected at Sea Point Boulevard on Saturday, 17 September 2022, at 11H00. Reports indicate that the demonstration is aimed at the high cost of living and the increase in fuel prices. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities will be deployed to monitor the situation.
  • CAPE TOWN – 05 SEP 2022 (07H05) Protest reported on the M6 in front of the Hout Bay Police station. Reports indicate that demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest remains unknown. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
  • CAPE TOWN – 05 SEP 2022 (07H20) Protest reported in Philippi at the Govan Mbeki and Symphony intersection. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres. The reason for the protest remains unknown, although previous demonstrations were related to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities have been dispatched to the area to monitor the situation.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 05 SEP 2022

  • DURBAN: Protest expected at the South African Police Service on Bram Fischer Road in Durban on Tuesday, 06 September 2022, from 11H00 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected by members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) at Minister of Police Bheki Cele’s office tomorrow, 06 September 2022, at 10H15.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected at the Public Protectors office in Tshwane on Friday, 09 September 2022, by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
  • DURBAN: The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in KwaZulu-Natal is expected to hold its 10th Provincial Conference from Friday, 09 September, until Sunday, 11 September 2022, at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Complex.
  • SOWETO: The Mayor of Johannesburg, Mpho Phalatse, announced that he is expected to meet residents of Soweto on Saturday, 10 September 2022.
  • PIETERMARITZBURG: Protest expected at the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury on Chief Albert Luthuli Street in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, from 11H00 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to travel to the United States (US) to engage in discussions with US President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington on Friday, 16 September 2022.
  • GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH: Peaceful protest expected at Hobie Beach on Saturday, 17 September 2022, from 14H00.
  • CAPE TOWN: Peaceful protest expected at Sea Point Boulevard on Saturday, 17 September 2022, at 11H00.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected on 20 September 2022 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
  • VEREENIGING: Peaceful protest expected at the Vereeniging Police Station on Saturday, 08 October 2022, from 12H00.
  • PIETERMARITZBURG: Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Pieter Koen announced that former President Jacob Zuma’s trial has been postponed until 17 October 2022.

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September 5
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