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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 11 APR 2022 (10H00)

April 11

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 11 APR 2022

  • EAST LONDON – 11 APR 2022 (07H30) Protest expected at the East London Magistrate Court today, 11 April 2022, from 08H30. The demonstrators are expected to protest in solidarity with Sibongile Mani. Sibongile is expected to appear in court to appeal her conviction and sentence against her case of theft of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funds. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
  • EAST LONDON – 11 APR 2022 (08H45) Protest reported on Ziphunzana Bypass. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Previous demonstrations have been related to poor service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 11 APR 2022

  • VERKEERDEVLEI – 10 APR 2022 (21H00) Free State Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide following a heavy motor vehicle accident involving a tanker and a refrigerated truck on the N1 highway between Winburg and Verkeerdevlei. Police Spokesperson Stephen Thakeng has stated that the two trucks had been travelling in opposite directions in the vicinity of the Kareeboom Bridge when a head-on collision occurred on Sunday morning, 10 April 2022. Thakeng has confirmed that both drivers have been confirmed dead on the scene. The N1 road has subsequently been closed to traffic to allow recovery operations as one of the trucks is leaking fuel. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the road closure.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 11 APR 2022

  • SPRINGS – 10 APR 2022 (22H00) Protest expected in several areas of KwaThema, Springs, from 03H00 on Monday, 11 April 2022. Residents from the KwaThema informal settlement are reportedly planning to launch a shutdown action in protest against service deliver related matters, unemployment, and increased crime levels, amongst other reasons. Areas that are expected to be affected during the demonstration include the N17 highway, Duduza taxi rank, Tornado, Nyanyadu and Tonk Meter Drive. Motorists are advised to avoid the affected areas during the protest. Authorities are expected to be deployed to affected locations.
  • BOKSBURG – 11 APR 2022 (06H00) The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is expected to hold its National Bargaining Conference (NBC) today, 11 April 2022, until Wednesday, 13 April 2022, at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre from 09H00. The meeting will be held to prepare and consolidate demands from all the different sectors that the union is organized in as part of preparations for wage talks. The conference will focus on Motor, Tyre, Auto, Infrastructure, Bus, Aviation, Eskom, Rotek, Road Accident Fund (RAF), Comair, Catering, Security and House Agreements.
  • CARLETONVILLE – 11 APR 2022 (07H10) The Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi, is expected to visit Sibanye Stillwater today, 11 April 2022, from 09H00. The visit will be part of efforts to forge and strengthen a public/ private partnership in resolving the Human Settlements challenges within the mining communities.
  • KEMPTON PARK – 11 APR 2022 (08H00) Armed robbery reported at Barloworld Equipment on Electron Avenue in Isando. Reports indicate that six unidentified suspects restrained security officers and employees during the robbery. No injuries and fatalities have been reported. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 11 APR 2022

  • DURBAN – 10 APR 2022 (20H15) Former African National Congress (ANC) Mayor, Zandile Gumede, has been elected as Chairperson of the ANC eThekwini region. Gumede, who had not been present during the election due to the step-aside rule, received 210 votes, while her opposition, eThekwini Council Speaker Thabani Nyawose, received 181 votes. This follows as Gumede has previously been accused of corruption relating to the issuing of an R320 million waste contract. Thembo Ntuli has also been elected Deputy Chairperson, while Musa Nciki has been elected as ANC Secretary in the region. Nkosenhle Madlala has been elected Deputy Secretary and Zoe Shabalala as Treasurer.
  • PIETERMARITZBURG – 11 APR 2022 (06H05) Former President Jacob Zuma is expected to appear at the Pietermaritzburg High Court today, 11 April 2022. The high court is expected to begin with the Zuma’s trial. Zuma and French arms company Thales face several charges, including fraud, racketeering and money laundering, linked to the multibillion-rand Strategic Defence Procurement Packages (SDPP). Authorities have announced that road closures are expected in the vicinity of the High court from today, 11 April 2022, until Thursday, 14 April 2022, from 06H00. The following areas will be affected  Church Street between A.S. Chetty Building and Otto Street,  Old Market Street, Boshoff Street and  Pietermaritz Street. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
  • EMPANGENI – 11 APR 2022 (08H00) Protest reported on the R34 towards Empangeni Milling. 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 – 11 APR 2022

  • PIETERSBURG/POLOKWANE – 11 APR 2022 (09H30) The Executive Mayor of Polokwane Municipality, John Mpe, has announced that the municipality is expected to speed up the completion of the Ladanna and Seshego water treatment plants as part of the municipality’s immediate intervention to address water challenges experienced in the city of Polokwane and surrounding areas. Mpe stated that the completion of the two water treatment plants will increase the capacity of the treatment plants to produce extra megalitres of water per day for the city. Mpe added that the municipality is expected to be part of implementing agents of water projects in the province as opposed to Lepelle Northern Water being the only implementing agent, and the municipality is consulting on establishing the municipality’s entity, called Polokwane Water.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 11 APR 2022

  • KANYAMAZWANE – 10 APR 2022 (19H00) Mpumalanga Police have confirmed the recovery of two people killed during a suspected mob justice incident in Kanyamazwane. Police Spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala has stated that the bodies had been recovered in Pienaar on Saturday, 09 April 2022. Reports indicate that four people had been kidnapped by their assailants following a burglary at Kanyamazane, where household items to the estimated value of approximately R11,000 had been stolen. Police arrested one of the suspects after the incident had been reported. Another suspect evaded the scene with injuries, whereafter he had been transported to the hospital for medical treatment. Mohlala has noted that the detained suspect is expected to appear in court on two counts of murder and additional charges pending further investigations.
  • MANANGA – 11 APR 2022 (02H30) Protest expected at the Mananga border post between Lubombo, eSwatini and Mpumalanga, South Africa, from 09H00 on Tuesday, 19 April 2022, by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters of Swaziland (EFFSWA). Demonstrators are expected to protest in demand for democratic reforms and the release of political prisoners in eSwatini. Motorists are advised of potential ground travel disruptions during the demonstration. Authorities are expected to be deployed in the area during the event.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 11 APR 2022

  • MMABATHO – 10 APR 2022 (20H10) The South African Police Service (SAPS) in the North West province has confirmed that two suspects are expected to appear in the Molopo Magistrates Court in Mmabatho on Monday, 11 April 2022, on charges of stock theft and unlawful possession of a firearm. The suspects are accused of stealing cattle to the value of R100,000. The cattle, which had been stolen from a location in the Majemantsho village outside Mahikeng, have reportedly since been recovered.
  • MAHIKENG – 11 APR 2022 (06H20) Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Wednesday, 13 April 2022, at the  Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) from 09H00 and Premier’s office from 13H00. The EFF members are expected to protest against police brutality, community safety and service delivery in the province. The demonstrators are expected to deliver a memorandum of demand at the offices. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
  • SWARTRUGGENS – 11 APR 2022 (07H40) Protest reported on the N4 in the vicinity of Moedwil Combined School. 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 – NORTHERN CAPE – 11 APR 2022

  • DANIELSKUIL – 11 APR 2022 (09H20) The Department of Roads and Public Works has announced that the R31 road in the vicinity of Danielskuil T-junction remains closed for repair work to continue. The Department Spokesperson, Crystal Robertson, stated that the department is completing the final layer of the section, which was previously damaged and flooded. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 11 APR 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 11 APR 2022 (08H30) The City of Cape Town (COCT) has announced that the Municipality is expected to conduct routine maintenance on electrical infrastructure from today, 11 April 2022, until Sunday, 17 April 2022, from 06H00 until 16H00. The maintenance is expected to allow the municipality time to plan for the outage and allow our teams sufficient time to complete the required maintenance tasks. The areas that will be affected by the routine electricity supply interruptions due to necessary maintenance are Bellville, Wynberg, Somerset West, Claremont, Milnerton, De Tijger, Gardens, Tafelsig, Strand, Constantia, Sybrand Park. Epping and Century City. The Municipality stated that updates will be provided to the public as the situation progresses.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 11 APR 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN: Former President Jacob Zuma is expected to appear in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein on Monday, 11 April 2022.
  • JEPPES REEF: Protest expected at the Matsamo Border Post on 12 April 2022 at 10H00 by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU).
  • HOUTBOS: Protest expected at the Oshoek Border Post on 12 April 2022 at 10H00 by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU).
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) members on Wednesday, 13 April 2022, at the Constitutional Court.
  • MAHIKENG: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Wednesday, 13 April 2022, at the  Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) from 09H00 and Premier’s office from 13H00.
  • MANANGA: Protest expected at the Mananga border post between Lubombo, eSwatini and Mpumalanga, South Africa, from 09H00 on Tuesday, 19 April 2022.
  • KING WILLIAMS: Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality is expected to hold elections for Ward 33 on Wednesday, 20 April 2022.
  • VRYBURG: Protest expected by the Naledi Community Against Crime (NCAC) on 20 April 2022 at 08H30.
  • RUSTENBURG: Unrest expected at the Olympia Park Stadium by Operation Dudula members from 09H00 on 27 April 2022.
  • UPINGTON: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Dicky Mxolisi Jacobs Stadium.
  • RUSTENBURG: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Impala Rugby Stadium.
  • EMPANGENI – 08 APR 2022 (11H30) The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Esikhawini TVET College Sports Field.
  • THOHOYANDOU: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Makhuvha Stadium, R524/Punda Maria Road.
  • CAPE TOWN: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Langa Stadium.
  • TROMPSBURG: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to hold its Workers Day Rally on Sunday, 01 May 2022, at the Caleb Motshabi Stadium.

 

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