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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 18 MAR 2022 (10H00)

March 18

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 18 MAR 2022

  • PORT ELIZABRTH/ GQEBERHA – 17 MAR 2022 (20H45) A Warrant Officer under the Flying Squad appeared in the Gqeberha Magistrate’s Court today, 17 March 2022. The Officer faces charges of torture, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, three counts of kidnapping, common assault and sexual assault. The charges are related to an incident on 15 March 2019 when the Officer is alleged to have stopped and searched three suspects for firearms. However, found nothing on them. The three suspects were instructed to get into a Police vehicle to be taken to the Anti-Gang Unit office for profiling. However, they were taken to a secluded place where they have allegedly been tortured.
  • MDANTSANE – 17 MAR 2022 (21H30) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to host a political rally outside the Mdantsane City Mall and other locations within the Buffalo City Metro Region from 09H30 on Friday, 18 March 2022. The rally coincides with the EFF’s one million membership campaign. EFF party members are also set to gather at the Kwa Bholweni Taxi Rank in Eqonce and at the Spar Shopping Centre opposite Ebenezer High School in the East London sub-region. Members of the public are advised to exercise caution when travelling within affected areas. Ground travel disruptions are expected.
  • MDANTSANE – 18 MAR 2022 (06H40) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to host a political rally outside the Mdantsane City Mall and other locations within the Buffalo City Metro Region from 09H30 today, 18 March 2022. The rally coincides with the EFF’s one million membership campaign. EFF party members are also set to gather at the Kwa Bholweni Taxi Rank in Eqonce and the Spar Shopping Centre opposite Ebenezer High School in the East London sub-region. Members of the public are advised to exercise caution when travelling within affected areas. Ground travel disruptions are expected.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 18 MAR 2022

  • BLOEMFONTEIN – 17 MAR 2022 (21H10) Bloemfontein Police have announced that a suspect recently arrested on charges relating to burglary and arson is expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Friday, 18 March 2022. The suspect is accused of allegedly forcing entry into a Central University of Technology (CUT) storeroom on Goddard Street and setting the storeroom on fire. The CUT has stated that a case of burglary at a business premises and arson had been opened at the Park Road Police Station, which subsequently led to the arrest. This follows an increase in unrest at the CUT, with four students recently being arrested for public violence on the campus. Students barricaded the main entrance of the CUT with burning tyres to demonstrate dissatisfaction with the institution’s management. Police have deployed officers at the campus to ensure that the academic year is not further affected by unrest and protest action.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 18 MAR 2022

  • CENTURION – 17 MAR 2022 (19H10) UPDATE The R55 in Olievenhoutbosch remain closed to traffic due to ongoing protest action. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area. Police are monitoring the situation. (12H00) Protest reported on the R55 Olievenhoutbosch Road in Centurion. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery related to power outages. 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 – 17 MAR 2022 (19H30)  The National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (NUPSAW) marched to the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) today, 17 March 2022. The workers demand that community health workers and workers employed under the Expanded Public Works Programme be permanently employed. However, the Department announced plans to terminate the contracts of over 800 health workers recruited during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • ENDICOTT – 17 MAR 2022 (19H30) Road closure reported on the N17 off-ramp to Nigel and Delmas. The road is closed due to a motor vehicle accident. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Emergency services are on the scene.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 17 MAR 2022 (22H00) The Presidency has announced that the 4th South African Investment Conference is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 24 March 2022. The Conference follows a commitment made by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the 2018 State of the Nation Address (SONA2018). The event aims to promote investment opportunities and encourage investments towards employment creation in South Africa.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 17 MAR 2022 (23H50) UPDATE Motorists are advised that all ramps onto the N4/ N1 at the Proefplaas Interchange remain closed to traffic due to ongoing recovery operations. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. (21H40) The N4 between Watermeyer Street and the N1 has been closed to traffic in both directions to allow recovery operations. Authorities are on the scene. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. (21H10) Cash in transit (CIT) robbery reported on the N4 between Watermeyer Street and N1 in Brummeria. Several suspects bombed an armoured vehicle and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police and Emergency services have been dispatched to the scene.
  • JOHANNESBURG – 18 MAR 2022 (04H00) The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) has confirmed the arrests of three suspects on allegations of contravening the Immigration Act and human trafficking in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. JMPD officers reportedly received information regarding suspects involved in smuggling undocumented foreign nationals into the country. An intelligence-driven operation had been launched, which led the officers to identify and halt a suspicious vehicle in King George Street. Upon searching the vehicle, officers identified two Zimbabweans and one Malawian transporting 34 illegal immigrants from Malawi. The suspects have been detained by Hillbrow Police and charged with human trafficking and contravention of the Immigration Act. The illegal immigrants have been handed over to the Home Affairs Immigration Unit for deportation. The detained suspects are expected to appear in the Hillbrow Magistrates Court in due course.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 18 MAR 2022 (05H10) The N4 Eastbound approaching the Watermeyer Street offramp in Brummeria, Pretoria, has been reopened to traffic. This follows after the N4 had been closed in both directions due to a cash in transit (CIT) robbery yesterday, 17 March 2022. Authorities have stated that two lanes remain closed to traffic. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when approaching the scene.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 18 MAR 2022 (06H30) Protest expected by the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) members today, 18 March 2022, at the Department of Military Veterans. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Hatfield Station from 10H00, and the Department. The demonstrators are expected to protest against the inadequacies of the database verification of the MKMVA members. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the protest.
  • PRETORIA/ TSHWANE – 18 MAR 2022 (06H45) President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator to the Kingdom of Lesotho, is expected to receive a courtesy call from His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho at the President’s official residence at Mahlamba Ndlopfu, Pretoria, today, 18 March 2022. The Heads of State are expected to exchange views on bilateral relations and progress regarding the SADC facilitation process in Lesotho. Ramaphosa will be supported by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor.
  • PRETORIA/ TSHWANE – 18 MAR 2022 (08H40) Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will engage with her lawyers today, 18 March 2022, after President Cyril Ramaphosa gave her ten days to explain why he should not suspend her in terms of Section 194 of the Constitution. The Speaker of the National Assembly Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has further informed the President about the National Assembly’s intention to resume impeachment proceedings against Mkhwebane following the recent Constitutional Court ruling, which has allowed the proceedings to continue. This comes after the Constitution called on Ramaphosa to suspend Mkhwebane after the start of the proceedings, pending the outcome of the process.
  • PRETORIA/ TSHWANE – 18 MAR 2022 (09H50) The City of Tshwane Bus Service (TBS) has suspended operational services in Olievenhoutbosch due to protest actions until further notice. This comes after a protest had been held in the Olievenhoutbosch area by community members who had set alight a Tshwane Metro Police Department vehicle on Thursday evening, 17 March 2022. The TBS management has stated that updates will be provided to the public after the afternoon operations.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 18 MAR 2022

  • PIETERMARITZBURG – 17 MAR 2022 (22H50) The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has announced that eight suspects have been sentenced to 120 years’ imprisonment for cash in transit (CIT) related crimes in KwaZulu-Natal. This follows after the suspects recently appeared for sentencing before the Pietermaritzburg High Court following their arrests in September 2017. Hawks Spokesperson Warrant Officer Bonnie Nxumalo has stated that the suspects had been arrested following armed clashes with Police officers on the N2 highway in the vicinity of Stafford Post in 2017. Following the shootout, eight suspects had been detained on allegations of conspiring to commit a CIT robbery. The officers also confiscated five assault rifles, two pistols and explosives during the arrest. The suspects have been convicted and sentenced for the death of three co-accused, hijacking, possession of illegal firearms, possession of illegal explosives, illegal possession of ammunition and conspiracy to commit robbery.
  • PUMALANGA – 18 MAR 2022  (07H10) UPDATE Protest reported on the R69 Louwsburg Northern Natal near Vaalbank. The demonstrators have reportedly closed the road to traffic. Police are on the scene.(06H35) Protest reported on the R66 between Ulundi and Nongoma. Demonstrators are burning tyres and debris. Reports indicate that a truck had been torched by the demonstrators. Police have been dispatched to the scene. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route.
  • DURBAN – 18 MAR 2022 (07H15) Protest expected in Durban at the King Dinizulu Park, today, 18 March 2022 at 10H00 held by the Environmental conservation organisation, Youth for Marine Protected Areas (Y4MPAs). The demonstrators are expected to protest against Shell’s seismic surveys along the Wild Coast and urge the Government to support the 30×30 goal. The demonstrators will gather at the King Dinizulu Park and march to the City Hall in Durban Central. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police will be deployed to the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 18 MAR 2022

  • GA-MOTHIBA – 18 MAR 2022 (09H00) The Polokwane Municipality has announced that street lights along the R71 have been affected due to suspected theft of scale cable. Municipal Communications and Marketing Manager Matshidiso Mothapo has stated that the street lights from the Nobody area, including towards Boyne are affected. Mothapo has advised the residents within the area to exercise caution. More updates will be provided to the public as the situation progresses.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 18 MAR 2022

  • ELUKWATINI – 17 MAR 2022 (20H15) A total of 34 Malawian nationals are expected to appear in the Chief Albert Luthuli Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 18 March 2022. Mpumalanga Police have arrested the suspects during a stop-and-search operation in eLukwatini on Wednesday, 16 March 2022. The suspects are allegedly in the country illegally and are facing immigration-related charges. Police are investigating the matter.
  • MBOMBELA// NELSPRUIT – 18 MAR 2022 (09H40) The suspect, who has allegedly torched the African National Congress (ANC) offices in Mpumalanga, is expected to appear before the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court today, 18 March 2022. The suspect has been charged with arson for allegedly petrol-bombing the office on Thursday, 17 March 2022.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 18 MAR 2022

  • MAHIKENG – 17 MAR 2022 (19H50) The African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Elective Conference in the North West has been postponed for a second time. The conference was scheduled for February 2022 and then postponed to Friday, 18 March 2022. However, it has now been delayed again. ANC Coordinator, Hlomani Chauke, stated that the delay is a result of the party’s new membership system. The new membership system prevents unqualified people from taking part in the election.
  • MAKWASSIE – 18 MAR 2022 (07H50) Protest reported on the R505/ R502 in Makwassie. Community members are protesting against the road infrastructure in the area. The community has accused the Government of failing to provide good service delivery. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police will be deployed to the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 18 MAR 2022

  • RITCHIE – 17 MAR 2022 (19H20) Parents of learners at the Kgabang Primary School in Ritchie have raised concerns about a sewage problem at the school. The parents barricaded the school entrance and refused learners to attend school today, 17 March 2022. The parents have informed the school, the municipality and the Department of Education of the circumstances at the school. However, the problem has not been resolved.
  • DOUGLAS – 17 MAR 2022 (22H20) Northern Cape Police have announced the arrest of a Lesotho national on the R357 between Kimberley and Douglas on allegations of being in possession of illegal narcotics. Provincial Police Spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana has stated that members of the Visible Policing Unit in Douglas activated officers to a security vehicle checkpoint on the R357 following the receipt of intelligence regarding the suspect’s whereabouts. Tawana has stated that the suspect had been travelling in a minibus taxi, which had subsequently been searched by officers who found a large bag of compressed narcotics. The suspect had been detained and is expected to appear in the Douglas Magistrate’s Court in due course.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 18 MAR 2022

  • STELLENBOSCH – 17 MAR 2022 (22H10) Protest reported on the M23/ Bottleray Road between the M15 and the R304 approaching Stellenbosch. Reports indicate that community members are obstructing the roadway to motorists and throwing stones at passerby vehicles. The reason for the demonstration is unclear at this time. Authorities are on the scene. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
  • CAPE TOWN – 18 MAR 2022 (07H00) Protest expected in Cape Town at the Green Point Stadium on Sunday, 20 March 2022 at 10H00 held by the Environmental conservation organisation, Youth for Marine Protected Areas (Y4MPAs). The demonstrators are expected to protest against Shell’s seismic surveys along the Wild Coast and urge the Government to support the 30×30 goal. The demonstrators will be marching to the Grande Parade Town Square Centre. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police will be deployed to the scene.
  • NYANGA – 18 MAR 2022 (09H30) UPDATE Road closure reported on the N2 inbound to Borchards Quarry. Demonstrators have set several vehicles alight, including an Eskom company vehicle. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (09H15) Reports indicate that alleged Nyanga Taxi operators are protesting against the Golden Arrow Bus operators who carry out routes in the area. All busses by the Golden Arrow Company are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene.  (08H30) Protest reported at the Nyanga Taxi Rank. Demonstrators are burning tyres and debris. Reports indicate that the council truck has been set alight at Gugulethu Rank. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. Police are on the scene.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 18 MAR 2022

  • GERMISTON: Protest expected on Saturday, 19 March 2022 at the Meadowdale Mall in the vicinity 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.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected in Cape Town at the Green Point Stadium on Sunday, 20 March 2022 at 10H00 held by the Environmental conservation organisation, Youth for Marine Protected Areas (Y4MPAs).
  • PORT NOLLOTH: Protest expected by members affiliated with the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) on Monday, 21 March 2022, at the Port Nolloth Community Health Centre.
  • TSHWANE/PRETORIA: Protest expected by members affiliated with the South African Informal Traders Alliance (SAITA) on Monday, 21 March 2022, from 13H00 at the Union Building.
  • KARIEGA: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to hold its Uitenhage Massacre Commemoration Rally on Monday, 21 March 2022, from 12H00 at the Jabavu Sports Ground.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Protest expected on Monday, 21 March 2022 from 09H00. The demonstrators are expected to gather at Pieter Roos Park and march to Museum Africa.
  • JOHANNESBURG: Peaceful protest expected by members of Kopanang Africa Against Xenophobia movement on Monday, 21 March 2022, at the office of the Premier.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected at the Parliament Building on Monday, 21 March 2022 at 08H30.
  • 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.
  • ODENDAALRUS: Protest expected at Kutloanong Community Hall on Monday, 21 March 2022 at 10H00. Demonstrators will be protesting against xenophobia in South Africa.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA: National industrial strike expected by e-hailing operators on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 until Thursday, 24 March 2022.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA:  The Presidency has announced that the 4th South African Investment Conference is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 24 March 2022.
  • CAPE TOWN: Peaceful protest expected outside the Parliament building in Cape Town from 12H00 until 15H00 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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