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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 14 MAR 2022 (19H00)

March 14

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 14 MAR 2022

  • LUSIKISIKI – 14 MAR 2022 (08H40) Three suspects are expected to appear at the Lusikisiki Magistrate Court today, 14 March 2022, on charges related to the possession of explosives and unlicensed firearms. The Police arrested the suspects on Friday, 11 March 2022, during a routine roadblock and patrol.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 14 MAR 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 14 MAR 2022 (00H05) The Presidency has announced that Public Hearings on the Electoral Amendment Bill are expected to be held in the Free State province on Monday, 14 March 2022. The event is scheduled to be held between 10H00 and 13H00 at the Rocklands Kagisanong Community Hall in Manguang.
  • PHUTHADITJHABA – 14 MAR 2022 (11H00) Protest reported on the R57 and R712 in the vicinity of the University of Free State Qwa Qwa Campus. 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.
  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 14 MAR 2022 (13H20) UPDATE Mangaung Metro’s Police trainees have joined the demonstrations due to the Municipality that has stopped paying their stipends and the termination of their contracts.  (11H30) Protest reported at the Mangaung Metro Municipality offices. Political staff members are protesting due to unpaid salaries. The demonstrators have blocked all entrances to the premises and have halted services at the offices. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 14 MAR 2022

  • SPRINGS – 14 MAR 2022 (08H00) UPDATE Demonstrations reported in Tsakane. The following routes have been affected Ndabezitha Street, Indaba Street, the intersection of Modjadji Street and Zulu Street,  Intersection of Geluksdal Road and Heidelberg Road/ R23, Khama Street and Spaarwater Road.  (07H40) Demonstrations reported on Tonk Meter Drive/M63. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery.   (07H00) Protest reported on Nala Street in the vicinity of Duduza Taxi Rank. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
  • SOWETO – 14 MAR 2022 (08H05) Protest reported on New Canada Road in Noordgesig. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. The demonstrators have blocked Main Road and the Soweto Highway/M70 with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
  • GERMISTON – 14 MAR 2022 (11H50) Protest expected on Saturday, 19 March 2022 at the Meadowdale Mall in the vicnity of Mcdonald’s from 11H00. The demonstrators are expected to protest as part of the World Wide Rally for Freedom movement against COVID-19 vaccinations and passports and to call for an end to COVID-19 lockdown measures, among other reasons. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are aware of the protest.
  • BRAKPAN – 14 MAR 2022 (15H25) Protest reported on the N17 in the vicinity of Dalpark Plaza. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 14 MAR 2022

  • EMPANGENI – 14 MAR 2022 (06H50) Protest reported on the R34 in the vicinity of Chester Butcheries. 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.
  • DURBAN – 14 MAR 2022 (08H20) Protest reported on Daintree Avenue in the vicinity of eThekwini TVET College. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with rocks and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
  • DURBAN – 14 MAR 2022 (08H50) Protest reported on Jan Smuts Highway/M10 and Buro Cres. The demonstrators blockaded the road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
  • DURBAN – 14 MAR 2022 (12H35) Protest reported outside the Durban Regional Court. The demonstrators have blockaded the entrance. Members of the public are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
  • DURBAN – 14 MAR 2022 (12H55) Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) on Tuesday, 15 Mach 2022, at the Dube Trade Port Cooperation (DTPC). The demonstrators are expected to protest due to the non-payment of salary increments for the 2020/21 financial year. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be dispatched.
  • UMLAZI – 14 MAR 2022 (17H30) Attack reported in the town of Umlazi N section. Reports indicate that six individuals have been killed during an attack by seven unidentified armed suspects in an informal settlement outside their home at Umlazi N Section. Two male victims have been injured. The incident follows an increase in armed attacks in the area. The police have launched a search for the unknown suspects.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 14 MAR 2022

  • GROBLERSDAL – 14 MAR 2022 (09H20) The Sekhukhune District Municipality Spokesperson, Moloko Moloto, stated that Municipality has identified the need to fast track the provision of water and infrastructure services. This follows after the Municipality held its strategic sessions to make an overall assessment of the Municipality’s activity and induce ideas of optimizing performance in the provision of services to communities. Moloto added that the mayoral committee will take the lead in ensuring that they draw up a plan through which they will be able to monitor the implementation of projects in communities.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 14 MAR 2022

  • LYDENBURG – 14 MAR 2022 (05H50) UPDATE Protest reported on the R36 between Lydenburg and Ohrigstad. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris.  (00H30) Road blockades expected on various routes leading to mines in the general vicinity of Lydenburg and Maartenshoop in Mpumalanga from 04H00 on Monday, 14 March 2022. Lydenburg Police have issued a warning of possible road closures in the vicinity of Lydenburg, Mashishing and Skhila. The warning follows the receipt of information regarding community members that plan to obstruct roads with trucks in protest against unemployment. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant when travelling in the affected area. Authorities are expected to monitor the affected routes.
  • MBOMBELA/NELSPRUIT – 14 MAR 2022 (15H45) Road closure reported on the N4 between Joubert en Seuns near Viva Petrolport Schoemanskloof. The road is closed due to a heavy motor vehicle accident. Authorities are on the scene. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the road closure.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 14 MAR 2022

  • MAHIKENG – 14 MAR 2022 (07H50) Protest reported on Setlogelo Drive in the vicinity of North West University. Students are protesting due to the management that wants to deregister students who have not been vaccinated. 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.
  • ORKNEY – 14 MAR 2022 (14H30) Three male suspects have been arrested following the kidnappings of at least 12 hitchhikers in the Potchefstroom, Klerksdorp and Orkney in exchange for ransom from relatives. This follows after a vehicle reported to have kidnapped a Post office official has been identified on  Wednesday, 9 March 2022, along the R502 connecting Potchefstroom and Orkney. Sixteen mobile phones and two vehicles have been captured. The suspects are expected to appear before the Orkney Magistrates Court on Monday, 21 March 2022.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 14 MAR 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 14 MAR 2022 (00H10) Road closure reported on the M5 approaching the Berkley Road turnoff in Ndabeni, Cape Town. The road is closed to traffic to allow routine road maintenance operations. Authorities are on the scene. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes for the duration of the road closure.
  • CAPE TOWN – 14 MAR 2022 (12H10) Peaceful protest reported on Wale Street. The demonstrators have blockaded the area. Members of the public are advised to be vigilant. Police are on the scene.
  • KHAYELITSHA – 14 MAR 2022 (13H00) Police have launched an investigation following the killing of five civilians in the Endlovini informal settlements. Unknown armed suspects attacked and shot four male victims and one female victim in separate sheds. The motive of the killing is not known. Investigations are ongoing.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 14 MAR 2022

  • DURBAN: Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) on Tuesday, 15 Mach 2022, at the Dube Trade Port Cooperation (DTPC).
  • JOHANNESBURG: The six Operation Dudula members arrested at the Pan Africa Mall are expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate Court on Thursday, 17 March 2021.
  • GERMISTON: Protest expected on Saturday, 19 March 2022 at the Meadowdale Mall in the vicnity of Mcdonald’s from 11H00.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected on Saturday, 19 March 2022 at the Paarden Kraal Pub from 11H00.
  • PORT ELIZABETH/GQEBERHA: Protest expected on Saturday, 19 March 2022 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium from 10H00.
  • DURBAN: Protest expected at the Durban City Hall on Saturday, 19 March 2022. Demonstrators are expected to gather at King Dinuzulu Park and march to City Hall.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected at the Parliament Building on Saturday, 19 March 2022. Demonstrators will gather at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and march to the Parliament Building.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: Protest expected at the Union Buildings on Saturday, 19 March 2022. Demonstrators will gather at the Pretoria Art Museum and march to the Union Buildings.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Saturday, 19 March 2022. Demonstrators will gather at the Civic Boulevard parking lot across the Johannesburg Theatre and march to the Union Buildings.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Peaceful protest expected by members of Kopanang Africa Against Xenophobia movement on Monday, 21 March 2022, at the office of the Premier.
  • VEREENIGING: The Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) are expected to hold a Sharpeville Commemoration Rally on Monday, 21 March 2022, from 12H00 at the Dlomo dam.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: National industrial strike expected by e-hailing operators on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 until Thursday, 24 March 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN: Peaceful protest expected outside the Parliament building in Cape Town from 12H00 until 14H00 on Friday, 25 March 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN: President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to face the first vote of no confidence on Wednesday, 30 March 2022.
  • TSHWANE/PRETORIA: Protest expected by the members of the Forgotten Nation on Wednesday, 06 April 2022 at the Department of Employment and Labour.

 

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