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20220919 1900 WILLSHIR SOUTH AFRICA TIMELINE

September 19

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 19 SEP 2022
• QONCE/ KING WILLIAM’S TOWN – 19 SEP 2022 (02H10) Eastern Cape Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Mene has ordered the activation of a 72-hour mobilisation plan to locate and apprehend two suspects in connection with the fatal shooting of an iNgquza Hill Local Municipality Councillor. Preliminary reports indicate that two armed suspects reportedly shot and killed the Municipal Councillor and his son after invading their residence in Slovo Park, Lusikisiki, in the Eastern Cape on Saturday evening, 17 September 2022. Police Spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana has stated that the suspects fatally shot the Councillor’s son and severely injured the Councillor, who has since passed away in hospital. Kinana has noted that the names of the deceased are withheld until the next of kin are informed. Commissioner Lieutenant General Mene has stated that no arrests have been made as of yet and that the motive for the attack and the circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 19 SEP 2022
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 19 SEP 2022 (15H30) The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) in the Free State has raised concerns over the policy directive the Provincial Government allegedly imposed over the years. The union demands that the Provincial Government prioritise provincial budgets in improving the conditions of law enforcement officers. The union previously held a picket march in front of the Provincial Treasury premises to hand over a memorandum and to highlight challenges its members face, including traffic officials, police and correctional officers. POPCRU Provincial Secretary, Amelia Mahlatsi, stated that the Department had been given 14 days to respond to the demands, which also included addressing austerity measures imposed by the Treasury in the Criminal Justice Cluster. The measures have an impact on the shortage of resources and human resources.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 19 SEP 2022
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 19 SEP 2022 (06H00) Protest expected at the National Treasury of South Africa building in Pretoria Central today, 19 September 2022. Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) members are expected to hold a march to call on Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to take action regarding the unaccounted foreign currency located at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala Farm. Demonstrators are expected to gather at Burgers Park in Pretoria from 10H00 to march to the National Treasury of South Africa via Lilian Ngoyi Street and Madiba Street. Other routes expected to be affected during the march include Vissagie Street, Bosman Street, Paul Kruger Street, Nana Sita Street, Francis Baard Street, Pretorius Street and WF Nkomo Street. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling in the area and avoid areas affected by the demonstration. Demonstrators are expected to disburse from the National Treasury at 14H00. Tshwane Metro Police officers will be deployed to monitor the march and all affected streets.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 19 SEP 2022 (06H35) The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition is expected to take place from Wednesday, 21 September 2022, until 25 September 2022 at the Waterkloof airbase. Reports indicate that local security companies who require funding for developing new equipment are expected to exhibit their products at the exhibition. Some of the equipment on show include air-to-air missile technology, unmanned aerial vehicles and anti-material weapons.
• BRAKPAN – 19 SEP 2022 (09H00) Protest reported in the locality of the Geluksdal informal settlement. Reports indicate that community members from Geluksdal barricaded several roads in and around Geluksdal with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest is due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protests. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• JOHANNESBURG – 19 SEP 2022 (11H50) UPDATE Demonstrations are underway outside the Luthuli House in Braamfontein in Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD). Staff members of the African Nation Congress (ANC) are demonstrating against the unpaid salaries for August. 2022. Members of the public are advised to remain cautious. (07H30) Protest expected by staff members of the African National Congress (ANC) at the Luthuli House. The staff members noted that they are expected to also shut down the governing party’s offices across all provinces today, 19 September 2022. The reason for the protest is due to the non-payment of salaries for the past three months. Motorists are advised to avoid the area of Luthuli House and other Municipal buildings across the country. Local authorities have been notified and will be deployed to the affected areas.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 19 SEP 2022 (12H30) Protest expected by members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) Tuesday, 20 September 2022, from 08H00 until 14H00 at the offices of the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council. Reports indicate that the protest is due to salary increases after the Union rejected the 3% offered. Motorists are advised to plan their routes accordingly. Local authorities have been notified and will be deployed to monitor the situation.
• GERMISTON – 19 SEP 2022 (18H30) The Primrose Community Policing Forum (CPF) confirmed the detonation of explosives transported in a pick-up truck near Goudrif High School on Kraft Road in Germiston at approximately 14H00 today, 19 September 2022. It is alleged that the pick-up truck illegally transported commercial gel explosives for illegal mining activities by Zama Zamas. The CPF reported one casualty and one person has been injured. Police are investigating the matter.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 19 SEP 2022
• VRYHEID – 19 SEP 2022 (12H00) Road closure reported on R34 between Ulundi and Vryheid, in the locality of Hodlweni informal settlement area. The closure is due to two heavy motor vehicles which have collided and are on fire. Motorists are advised to avoid the route and use alternate routes. Relevant authorities are on the scene.
• PONGOLA – 19 SEP 2022 (11H30) Protest reported on the N2 in the vicinity of Pongola, north of Pongola. Community members are protesting due to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route and avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
• MAKHOSINI – 19 SEP 2022 (12H40) Protest reported on the R34 in the locality of Makhosini. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest is due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• UMHLANGA – 19 SEP 2022 (14H50) Protest reported on the N2 northbound after the ramp from Umhlanga in the Blackburn area. The reason for the protest is unknown at this stage. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling in the area. Police have been dispatched to the scene.
• DURBAN – 19 SEP 2022 (16H15) The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) Secretary-General has dispatched a team of National Council Members to investigate the statements by Councillor Thami Ntuli and allegations levelled against Mayor Mlethi Ndlovu on the murder of IFP Msinga Councillor, Siyanda Magubane. This follows after Councillor Ntuli, whilst speaking at the funeral service of Councillor Magubane, accused the Mayor of being involved in the murder of Councillor Magubane. The IFP reiterated that the South African Police Service (SAPS) and other law enforcement agencies are investigating the murder of Councillor Magubane. The IFP calls for calm as the IFP and SAPS investigate and collaborate in ensuring justice. The National Council Team will report to the Secretary-General and the National Executive Council (NEC) on Monday, 26 September 2022. Whereafter, decisions will be taken based on the report received.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 19 SEP 2022
• LEPHALALE/ ELLISRAS – 19 SEP 2022 (08H35) The African National Congress (ANC) in Limpopo announced that they have made the decision to temporarily suspend the membership of the Lephalale Local Municipality’s Mayor Alpheus Thulare for defying the party. The ANC stated that they made this decision during the Special Provincial Working Committee Meeting held yesterday, 18 September 2022. The ANC’s provincial spokesperson for Limpopo, Jimmy Machaka, further noted that Thulare has filed an interdict in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to prohibit the ANC from removing him as Mayor and replacing him with Aaron Mokgehle. Machaka stated that the matter is expected to be heard in Court on Tuesday, 20 September 2022.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 19 SEP 2022
• HAZYVIEW – 19 SEP 2022 (05H35) Protest reported on R536 near Hazyview in the locality of Shabalala informal settlement towards the Paul Kruger Gate. 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 service delivery issues. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. Police have been deployed to the scene.
• TONGA – 19 SEP 2022 (14H20) Protest reported on the D797 road at the Tonga road intersection. Demonstrators are barricading the road with debris heading towards the Puma Service Station. Demonstrators are protesting due to a dispute with a local mine. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 19 SEP 2022
• GANYESA – 19 SEP 2022 (07H00) Fire reported at the House of the Speaker at the Kagisano Malopo Local Municipality. Reports indicate that the fire occurred during the early hours of today, 19 September 2022. The cause of the fire is still unknown at this stage. No injuries have been reported during the fire. Emergency services are on the scene to investigate the cause of the fire. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the clean-up operation.
• POTCHEFSTROOM – 19 SEP 2022 (12H55) Protest reported on Wolamarans Street near the JB Marks Local Municipality. The reason for the protest is due to poor service delivery and the non-payment of salaries for the month of August 2022. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 19 SEP 2022
• KIMBERLEY – 19 SEP 2022 (15H15) The Northern Cape African National Congress (ANC) has endorsed President Cyril Ramaphosa for another term in office and nominated acting Secretary General Paul Mashatile for Deputy President. This comes ahead of the party’s 55th National Elective Conference in December 2022. The Northern Cape Special Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) held a meeting on Friday, 16 September 2022, to discuss its preferred leadership. The ANC in Gauteng also announced its support for Ramaphosa as party President, with Mashatile as Deputy President. The Gauteng PEC also resolved to support current ANC Limpopo Chairperson, Chupu Mathabatha, for the National Chairperson position, and former Gauteng Deputy Chairperson and current National Executive Committee (NEC) member, Nomvula Mokonyane, for the position of the ANC Deputy Secretary-General.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 19 SEP 2022
• STRAND – 19 SEP 2022 (05H45) Protest reported at the Onverwacht Road and Gordon’s Bay Drive intersection. 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 in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation.
• CAPE TOWN – 19 SEP 2022 (06H00) Protest reported on Voortrekker Road. Reports indicate that the demonstrators barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris between 18th Avenue and Jakes Gerwel Drive. The reason for the protest is due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the protest. Local authorities are currently on the scene to monitor the situation

UPCOMING EVENTS – 19 SEP 2022
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected on 20 September 2022 by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU).
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition is expected to take place from Wednesday, 21 September 2022, until 25 September 2022 at the Waterkloof airbase.
• MIDRAND: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its 14th COSATU National Congress from Monday, 26 September, until Thursday, 29 September 2022, at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.
• LEDIG: The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is expected to host the 24th Association of Medical Councils of Africa (Amcoa) conference from Sunday, 02 October 2022, until Thursday, 06 October 2022.
• MODJADJISKLOOF: Protest expected by members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in the Kgapane Township, Mopani. COSATU will be holding their demonstrations on Friday, 07 October 2022.
• APEL: Protest expected by members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Apel, Sekhukhune. COSATU will be holding their demonstrations on Friday, 07 October 2022.
• BELA-BELA: Protest expected by members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Bela Bela, Waterberg. COSATU will be holding their demonstrations on Friday, 07 October 2022.
• MALAMULELE: Protest expected by members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Malamulele town, Vhembe. COSATU will be holding their demonstrations on Friday, 07 October 2022.
• POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG: Protest expected by members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in Polokwane, Capricorn. COSATU will be holding their demonstrations on Friday, 07 October 2022.
• 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.
• CAPE TOWN: The African Energy Week (AEW) is expected to take place in Cape Town from 18 October 2022 until 21 October 2022 across several venues at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

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