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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 14 FEB 2022 (10H00)

February 14

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 14 FEB 2022

  • PORT ELIZABETH/ GQEBERHA – 14 FEB 2022 (06H10) Police are investigating a case of attempted murder after former Nelson Mandela Bay Councillor and African National Congress (ANC) member Mazwi Mini was shot at his KwaNobuhle residence in Kariegaon on Saturday night, 12 February 2022. Mini has been admitted to the hospital. Mini allegedly received threats at a pre branch general meeting (BGM) in Ward 42 last Sunday, 06 February 2022.
  • PORT ELIZABETH/ GQEBERHA – 14 FEB 2022 (07H10) Protest reported at the Nelson Mandela University North and South campuses. Students are protesting due to academic-related challenges. Demonstrators have called on the South African Students Congress (SASCO) to intervene. Demonstrators are barricading the entrances of the University. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are monitoring the situation.
  • QAMATA – 14 FEB 2022 (08H00) Protest reported on the R61 near Qamata Resort between Cofimvaba and Komani. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Previously, community members protested due to service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 14 FEB 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 14 FEB 2022 (09H10) The Public Protector (PP) is expected to conduct a two-day visit to the Free State with the aim to promote quality service delivery and good governance. The PP is looking into strengthening ties and fostering collaboration and cooperation with organs of state. These include provincial legislatures, government departments, municipalities and traditional authorities. PP Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Deputy Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka will hold the first meeting today, 14 February 2022, in Bloemfontein with the Provincial Legislature Speaker, Ntombizanele Sifuba, alongside the Executive Council and senior government officials. The second meeting will be with the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders. On Tuesday, 15 February 2022, Mkhwebane and Gcaleka are expected to visit Harrismith to meet with the Makholokoe Traditional Council.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 14 FEB 2022

  • JOHANNESBURG – 14 FEB 2022 (03H30) Protest expected at the Short Street Park in the vicinity of the Pikitup Head Office in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, from 10H00 on Saturday, 19 February 2022. Members affiliated with Operation Dudula are expected to protest against illegal immigrants in South Africa. Authorities are expected to be deployed to monitor the situation. Motorists are advised to avoid the area for the duration of the demonstrations.
  • BOKSBURG – 14 FEB 2022 (06H30) Road closure reported on Leeuwpoort Street and Commissioner Street in Boksburg. The road is closed due to potholes. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
  • CENTURION – 14 FEB 2022 (06H50) Road closure reported on Quagga Road/ R55 near the Maunde Street intersection. The road is closed due to a taxi minibus accident. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Emergency services have been deployed to the scene.
  • SOWETO – 14 FEB 2022 (08H30) Protest reported on Zakhele Drive near Morning Star Church in Snake Park. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. The reason for the protest is unknown at this stage. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Johannesburg Metropolitan Police (JMPD) are on the scene.
  • RANDFONTEIN – 14 FEB 2022 (09H00) UPDATE Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and students have joined the protest action. Police are attempting to disperse the demonstrators with a water cannon. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (07H50) Protest reported at Hoërskool Jan Viljoen on Main Reef Road in Randfontein. Parents are protesting due to a racially insensitive incident amongst students. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police and Private Security services are on the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 14 FEB 2022

  • VAN REENEN – 14 FEB 2022 (03H20) Road closure reported on the N3 between Van Reenen and the Tugela Toll Plaza in the vicinity of Pyramids Motel. The road has been closed to allow recovery operations following a heavy motor vehicle accident involving two trucks. Authorities are on the scene. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
  • PHOENIX – 14 FEB 2022 (06H20) The Phoenix Ubuntu Forum is expected to meet today, 14 February 2022. This follows after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assurance that action will be taken over the July unrest. President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed the panel in 2021 to investigate the unrest. The panel found that the security services failed to anticipate and prevent the orchestrated violence.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 14 FEB 2022

  • PHALABORWA – 14 FEB 2022 (08H45) The African National Congress (ANC) Norman Mashabane Region has resolved to endorse its Chairperson Pule Shayi as ANC Limpopo Chairperson ahead of the party’s provincial elective conference in June 2022. ANC Norman Mashabane Region secretary Goodman Mtileni has raised concerns due to the ANC regions imposing their preferred candidates on behalf of other regions. Mtileni stated that the Norman Mashabane region will not support leaders who have been affected by the step aside resolution to contest for leadership in the upcoming provincial conference.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 14 FEB 2022

  • MALALANE – 14 FEB 2022 (06H40) UPDATE Recovery is in progress on the N4 Eastbound approaching the R570 intersection in the vicinity of Malelane. The road remains closed to traffic. (03H40) Road closure reported on the N4 Eastbound approaching the R570 intersection in the vicinity of Malelane. The road has been closed to allow recovery operations following a motor vehicle accident. Emergency services are on the scene. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 14 FEB 2022

  • POTCHEFSTROOM – 14 FEB 2022 (06H00) Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) on Monday, 14 February 2022 from 10H00 at the Department of Education. The demonstrators are expected to protest following the Department’s failure to address demands raised by the union. The demonstrators are expected to disperse from 12H45. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police are aware of the protest.
  • HARTBEESPOORT – 14 FEB 2022 (08H15) Protest reported on Van Der Hoff Weg/ R514 near Ten Rooms. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police are on the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 14 FEB 2022

  • UPINGTON – 14 FEB 2022 (07H15) Members of the Upington Police Crime Prevention Unit arrested a 28-year-old suspected drug dealer. The Police confiscated a number of drugs at a residence. Police Spokesperson Omphile Masegela stated that the members followed up on information received about drugs allegedly being sold. The Police searched the premises and found the drugs hidden inside a drawer. The suspect is expected to appear in court soon.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 14 FEB 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 14 FEB 2022 (00H10) Fire reported at several informal housing structures located on T Tokwana Street in Mfuleni, Cape Town. The reason for the fire is undetermined at this stage. Emergency services are on the scene. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling in the area.
  • GEORGE – 14 FEB 2022 (07H15) Protest reported at the Nelson Mandela University George campus. Students are protesting due to academic-related challenges. Demonstrators have called on the South African Students Congress (SASCO) to intervene. Demonstrators are barricading the entrances of the University. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are monitoring the situation.
  • CAPE TOWN – 14 FEB 2022 (07H30) Shooting reported on Kokerboom Road in Lentegeur. One person has been shot and killed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene. The area has been closed off for investigations.
  • CAPE TOWN – 14 FEB 2022 (07H40) Road closures reported in the surrounding area of the Cape Town City Hall. The road closures are due to the State of the Province Address at Cape Town City Hall today, 14 February 2022. The roads include Darling Street in both directions between Buitenkant Street and Lower Plein Street, Corporation Street between Longmarket Street and Darling Street and Parade Street at Caledon Street. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Traffic officials are on the scene to direct traffic.
  • CAPE TOWN – 14 FEB 2022 (09H20) Protest expected on Saturday, 19 February 2022 at 11H00 in Cape Town. The truckers convoy will be protesting in support of the Freedom World Wide Movement. Demonstrators are expected to gather at Brooklyn, M.P and Belville. Demonstrators will drive from N2/ Koeberg Road to R300 and return on the N1. Motorists are advised to be vigilant during the protest. Police will be directing traffic flow.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 14 FEB 2022

  • BISHO: Protest expected by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members on Thursday, 17 February at the Provincial Legislature from 14H00.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected at the Short Street Park in the vicinity of the Pikitup Head Office in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, from 10H00 on Saturday, 19 February 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected on Saturday, 19 February 2022 at 11H00 in Cape Town. The truckers convoy will be protesting in support of the Freedom World Wide Movement.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana is expected to deliver the inaugural National Budget Speech on Wednesday, 23 February 2022.
  • JOHANNESBURG: South African Airways (SAA) announced that it will resume flights to Durban with three daily return flights from 04 March 2022.

 

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