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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 13 MAY 2022 (19H00)

May 13

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 13 MAY 2022
• GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH – 13 MAY 2022 (03H15) Hume International has requested the Government to implement a state of emergency concession for the Gqeberha port. Hume further requested that the Government lift the red tape to increase the movement of food and other goods. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has granted Hume’s request for the appointment of a secondary inspector for assignments to its facilities. This follows after Hume noted that the port does not have enough inspectors available to perform the duty required of Veterinary Inspectors under the Veterinary Procedural Notices (VPN). The increased measures followed after the flooding of Kwazulu-Natal and the Durban Port, which decreased economic activity due to reduced imports into the country.
• GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH – 13 MAY 2022 (03H40) A 72-hour mobilisation operation has been activated by the South African Police Services (SAPS) in Bethelsdorp. The operation has been established following a shooting at a local civilian’s residence. Reports indicate that the suspects arrived in two vehicles and separated as they entered the residence, where they fired sporadically at the civilians. Approximately five people have been injured during the incident, and four received fatal injuries. The Police have registered four cases of murder and five cases of attempted murder. The public has been advised to provide any information regarding the apprehension of the suspects.
• IDUTYWA – 13 MAY 2022 (06H15) Protest expected in Idutywa by the Rural Development Council (RDC) today, 13 May 2022. This follows after the RDC have written letters to the Municipality regarding the poor road infrastructure. The Municipality failed to respond to the letters. The RDC is calling on the community to shut down all roads in Dutywa. Motorists are advised to avoid Dutywa. Police will be deployed to monitor the protest.
• GQEBERHA/ PORT ELIZABETH – 13 MAY 2022 (09H35) Protest reported on Stanford Road/R368 in the vicinity of Helenvale. 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.
• MTHATHA – 13 MAY 2022 (13H00) UPDATE The N2 routes has been reopened for traffic flow. Police have dispersed the demonstrations. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. (08H00) Protest reported on the N2. 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.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 13 MAY 2022
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 13 MAY 2022 (06H45) The Bloemfontein High Court is expected to hear the National Prosecution Authority’s (NPA) restraint assets order application on the Iqbal Sharma and Gupta family assets today, 13 May 2022. The Islandsite Investments has filed an application for leave to appeal at the Supreme Court of Appeal in a bid to overturn the decision of the High Court in Bloemfontein on the legal representation of the Islandsite. The case relates to R24,9 million rand paid by the Free State Department of Agriculture for a feasibility study for potential farming projects in the province.
• WELKOM – 13 MAY 2022 (14H00) Stone-throwing reported on ZR Mahabane Drive between Riebeeckstad and Thabong. Learners are throwing stones at passing vehicles. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 13 MAY 2022
• TEMBISA – 13 MAY 2022 (05H40) Protest reported on Olifantsfontein Road/ R562 towards Mall of Tembisa. 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.
• JOHANNESBURG – 13 MAY 2022 (08H40) The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has issued a warning to motorists following traffic disruptions along the M2 Motorway Eastbound and Westbound between New Goch Road and the Maritzburg off-ramp for a period of six weeks from Monday until Friday, between 09H00 and 15H00, due to an ongoing road resurfacing project. Sectional road closures will be implemented on the shoulder lanes and slow lanes in both directions of the M2 during roadworks. The resurfacing project is expected to be completed by Thursday, 30 June 2022. Gauteng Traffic Police will be deployed to the area to divert traffic. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 13 MAY 2022 (11H50) UPDATE The demonstrators are protesting outside the City of Tshwane offices. The demonstrators are expected to hand over a petition of their demands to the city officials. (10H30) Tshwane Bus drivers affiliated with NUMSA have started gathering ahead of the march to the Tshwane House. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. (06H00) Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) today, 13 May 2022, at the Tshwane House. The demonstrators are expected to gather at the open field on Madiba Street and Kgosi Mampuru Street from 09H00. The Tshwane Rapid Transit (TRT) Areyeng bus drivers are expected to protest to demand employment benefits, including medical and transport allowance. The following routes will be affected by the march, Kgosi Mampuru Street, Sophie De Bruyn Street, Bosman Street, Paul Kruger Street, Thabo Sehume Street, and Lilian Ngoyi Street. The demonstrators are expected to disperse from 13H00. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use the following alternative routes, Boom Street, Struben Street, Francis Baard Street, and Nana Sita Street. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 13 MAY 2022 (16H25) The City of Tshwane has welcomed the establishment of a Provincial Multidisciplinary Police task team to prevent cable theft in Gauteng. The task team is led by the Gauteng Provincial Commissioner’s Office of the South African Police Service. Seven teams will be allocated to Tshwane to operate on a 24-hour basis. This follows after the increase in cable theft by syndicates.
• SANDTON – 13 MAY 2022 (17H00) UPDATE Eskom has reduced loadshedding to stage one that will be implemented from 17H00 until 22H00 today, 13 May 2022. (12H30) Eskom has announced that stage two of loadshedding will be implemented today, 13 May 2022, from 17H00 until 22H00 due to continued constraints on the power system. A generation unit at the Majuba, Tutuka, Grootvlei, Kriel and Matimba power station were returned on Thursday, 12 May 2022. However, a generation unit each at the Kriel, Kusile, Majuba, Camden and Matla power stations have been taken offload for repairs. One generation unit is expected to be returned at the Kusile Power Station today, 13 May 2022.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 13 MAY 2022
• NOTTINGHAM ROAD – 13 MAY 2022 (05H00) Road closure reported on the N3 northbound to Johannesburg near Nottingham Road. The closure follows an accident involving a Motor vehicle and a truck. Both lanes have been reported closed. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are expected to be deployed to the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
• PINETOWN – 13 MAY 2022 (08H50) The Ethekwini Municipality Executive Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda, is conducting an oversight visit a the Klaarwater power station. This flows after an explosion at the power station, which has led to power outages.
• PIETERMARITZBURG – 13 MAY 2022 (10H10) Protest reported at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) main campus. Students have barricaded the area with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• ESTCOURT – 13 MAY 2022 (14H20) Former Spokesperson of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA), Carl Niehaus, is expected to appear in the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court from Monday, 16 May, until Tuesday, 17 May 2022. Niehaus will appear in court for the alleged contravention of COVID-19 regulations. The Carl Niehaus Support Group is expected to protest outside the court during the proceedings.
• DURBAN – 13 MAY 2022 (15H00) Protest reported on Link Road in Chatsworth. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 13 MAY 2022
• POLOKWANE/ PIETERSBURG – 13 MAY 2022 (00H15) The National Prosecuting Authority Spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi announced that one of the suspects linked to the killings of the African National Congress (ANC) councillors has pending charges against him. Deputy Corporate Manager Jabulani Mashamaite has been accused of 121 counts of corruption, including money laundering and conspiracy to commit corruption at the Mogalakwena Municipality. The allegations are set to have occurred between 2016 and 2019. Reports indicate that the Municipality has been defrauded by approximately R15 million. The suspects are set to appear in court for their pre-trial hearing on 19 July 2022.
• LEPHALALE – 13 MAY 2022 (07H30) Protest reported in Marapong in the vicinity of Eskom Customer Network Centre (CNC) Lephalale and Matimba Power Station. The demonstrators are protesting in demand of employment. The demonstrators have barricaded all entrances of Marapong with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• ALLDAYS – 13 MAY 2022 (10H20) Protest reported on the R572. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Previous demonstrations have been related to employment. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• BURGERSFORT – 13 MAY 2022 (11H40) Protest reported outside the Twickenham mine. Sekhukune Combined Mining Affected Communities (SCMAC) and community members are protesting to demand the reopening of the mine. The demonstrators have barricaded the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• MUSINA – 13 MAY 2022 (15H30) Police have arrested four protestors following the violent protest action in the Musina. The protestors have been arrested for public violence, arson and malicious damage to property. Residents have been protesting due to water shortages in the area. Businesses in the Nancefield area have been looted. The protesters also damaged a Police vehicle and set alight a municipal tractor and some municipal buildings. Members of the Public Order Police have since stabilised the situation, and Police deployments remain in the area to monitor the situation.
• LOUIS TRICHARDT – 13 MAY 2022 (15H45) Police have arrested two suspects that robbed a fuel depot in Louis Trichardt of diesel worth R5.5-million on 07 May 2022. The suspects pretended to buy diesel from the depot. When the manager of the depot opened the gate of the premises, the armed suspect took the remote control as well as R6,000 and his cellphone. The other four employees were locked separately in other rooms and tied up. The suspects filled six fuel tankers with diesel before they fled the scene.
• OSINDISWENI – 13 MAY 2022 (16H00) Community members held a protest at Suleman Patel Secondary School today, 13 May 2022. The demonstrators barricaded the entrance of the school due to two alleged criminals that had fled into the school, where educators locked them in a classroom. This follows after the suspects attempted to steal a cellphone from a learner on his way to school. Other learners confronted the two suspects and began assaulting them. Residents heard of the incident and gathered at the school entrance. Police have arrested the suspects.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 13 MAY 2022
• MALELANE – 13 MAY 2022 (09H30) The Nkomazi Local Municipality and the Provincial Government officials are expected to hold a meeting with residents on Monday, 16 May 2022, to discuss their service delivery grievances. This follows after a meeting held on Wednesday, 11 May 2022, between the residents and the municipality on electricity, water, and the poor condition of roads was unable to reach a conclusion.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 13 MAY 2022
• WOLMARANSSTAD – 13 MAY 2022 (12H40) Protest reported at the Maquassi-Hills Local Municipality offices. Members affiliated with the Independent Municipal & Allied Trade Union (IMATU) and the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) are protesting to demand job evaluations. The demonstrators have blockaded the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• LICHTENBURG – 13 MAY 2022 (15H10) UPDATE The Office of the Premier has received the memorandum of demands. SAMWU has given the municipality five days to respond to their demands. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (09H40) SAMWU members are expected to hand over a memorandum of demands to the Municipality. (09H10) Protest reported at the Ditsobotla Local Municipality. The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) are protesting to demand the removal of the Acting Municipal Manager, Josephine Ledwaba, due to the grievances that have not been addressed. The demonstrators have blockaded the entrance of the Municipal building. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.
• KLERKSDORP – 13 MAY 2022 (17H30) The High Court has postponed the sentencing of Confidence Sekgoro, who was allegedly involved in a shooting. The court has postponed the sentencing to 10 June 2022 as the accused is still waiting for a psychiatric report which the defence attorney requested should be attached for sentencing purposes. This follows after Mohamed Dangor, the owner of Speedy Car Sales dealership, was murdered in 2021. Sekgoro claimed he acted in self-defence, as Dangor had a firearm and threatened to shoot him and that another person in the dealership shot at him.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 13 MAY 2022
• KIMBERLEY – 13 MAY 2022 (10H50) The Sol Plaatje Municipality launched a Non-Revenue Water Reduction Pilot Project, funded and implemented by the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The project aims to establish the facts behind high water losses and related revenue loss and formulate effective and cost-effective measures for addressing the matter. The Municipal Spokesperson, Thoko Riet, stated that the Municipality qualified due to ongoing DBSA support regarding non-revenue water (NRW reduction) and revenue enhancement support programmes. The pilot is expected to take eight months, after which a report will be issued with recommendations for a long-term turnaround strategy for water losses and non-revenue water reduction.
• RITCHIE – 13 MAY 2022 (17H00) Learners held a protest at Rietvale High School in Ritchie today, 13 May 2022. The learners burned tyres outside the school, refusing to addend class. Learners stated that they are not prepared for the upcoming exams. This is due to a shortage of teachers to present class.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 13 MAY 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 13 MAY 2022 (00H30) The Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court has postponed the trial of Bongani Ngadleka until 02 June 2022. The announcement has been made as the court claimed to be out of printing paper required for the accused. The paper is set to be required for documents that include information about the witness and general information about the case. The case has been postponed four times and withdrawn on 14 December 2021 prior to its reinstatement. The suspect allegedly killed Phelokazi Mqathanya on 02 May 2021 following an altercation between the two members behind Mwathanya’s home in Site C.
• CAPE TOWN – 13 MAY 2022 (06H20) The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Johan Jeffer, is expected to host a Justice Service Delivery Imbizo at Delft Civic Centre today, 13 May 2022, from 08H00. The Police third quarter crime statistics indicate that Delft is one of the areas with the highest number of sexual assault cases in the country. The Imbizo is part of the Department’s recently launched Year of the Community programme and will focus on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide.
• CAPE TOWN – 13 MAY 2022 (07H20) The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, is expected to engage with the community illegally living on the railway infrastructure on the Cape Town central line in Langa today, 13 May 2022. Mbalula is expected to announce plans to relocate the community to the Monwabisi Recreational Centre in Langa and also assess the ongoing work to recover the central line.

UPCOMING EVENTS – 13 MAY 2022
• CAPE TOWN: Operation Dudula is expected to launch its branch in Cape Town at Zonnebloem Parking near the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Cape Town Campus on Saturday, 14 May 2022, from 10H00.
• DURBAN: President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch an international conference at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban from 15 May 2022 until 20 May 2022.
• ESTCOURT: Former Spokesperson of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA), Carl Niehaus is expected to appear in the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court from Monday, 16 May, until Tuesday, 17 May 2022.
• PIETERMARITZBURG: Former President Jacob Zuma is expected to appear at the Pietermaritzburg High Court Tuesday, 17 May 2022.
• CAROLINA: President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to visit the Gert Sibande District Municipality on Friday, 20 May 2022, to engage with community members during a Presidential Imbizo.
• PORT ELIZABETH/GQEBERHA: Peaceful protest expected on Saturday, 21 May 2022, at Hobie Beach from 11H00.
• HARTBEESPOORT: Road closure expected on the R104 between the Engen Petrol Station in Damdoryn and the Snake Park from Monday, 23 May 2022, until Thursday, 26 May 2022.
• JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Wednesday, 25 May 2022, from 10H00 at the French Embassy.
• JOHANNESBURG: The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is expected to convene a Health Committee meeting on 23 June 2022.

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