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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 25 MAY 2022 (10H00)

May 25

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 25 MAY 2022

  • BUTTERWORTH – 24 MAY 2022 (20H30) Eskom, in partnership with Mnquma Local Municipality, launched the Community Co-operatives programme at the Msobomvu Sports Ground in Butterworth today, 24 May 2022. The programme aims to create awareness about the impact of electricity thefts and infrastructure vandalism. The programme will also enable collaborative partnerships with communities to find solutions that will lead to the reduction of electricity theft and infrastructure vandalism. Butterworth has a high rate of non-buying consumers.
  • MTHATHA – 25 MAY 2022 (06H00) Protest expected today, 25 May 2022, from 10H00 at Munitata/ OR Tambo, Mthatha. The demonstrators are expected to march in solidarity with the #JusticeForHlehle movement and #SayNoToGBV towards the Central Police Station. The protest is set to follow the death of Singwa Namhla Mtwa on 21 April 2022. Furthermore, the demonstrators are set to request that the Police arrest the alleged perpetrator, Major Bekizulu. The march is expected to include members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), students and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Ambassadors from the Walter Sisulu University (WSU), The African National Congress’ (ANC) Young Women’s Desk and the ANC Youth League (ANCYL). Motorists are advised to make use of alternative routes.
  • MAREWENI – 25 MAY 2022 (07H40) Protest reported in Libode Town. Community members have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris along the R61. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
  • MOTHERWELL – 25 MAY 2022 (09H30) UPDATE Police are on the scene in Addo Road, Motherwell. Motorists have been advised to avoid the area, especially trucks. Police Spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge has stated that the situation is still not resolved between the community and local councillors and added that the protest is due to electricity issues. (06H35) Protest reported on Addo Road, in Motherwell. The community members are protesting due to poor service delivery. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route and avoid the area. Police are being deployed to the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 25 MAY 2022

  • KROONSTAD – 25 MAY 2022 (04H50) The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFFs) Fezile Dabi district has urged the Moqhaka Local Municipality Executive Mayor, Motloheloa Mokatsane, to resign from his position. The request has followed after the usage of foul language by Major Mokatsane during a gathering. Furthermore, Mokatsane has used the k-word during a briefing regarding the crime levels in the area and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) incidents. Mayor Mokatsane noted in his apology that he used the word as a figure of speech.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 25 MAY 2022

  • PRETORIA/TSWANE – 24 MAY 2022 (23H30) Sibanye-Stillwater employees affiliated with the National Union of Miners (NUM) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) have vowed to continue to protest outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The unions stated that they will embark on a protest action at companies of interest to the Sibanye-Stillwater until President Cyril Ramaphosa intervenes. The Striking Sibanye mineworkers stated that they are set to remain gathered outside the Union Buildings.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 25 MAY 2022 (06H50) UPDATE The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have announced demonstration plans ahead of the #EFFAfricaDayPicket at the French Embassy today, 25 May 2022. The Tshwane Metro Police Spokesperson Senior Superintendent, Isaac Mahamba, has noted that demonstrators will be expected to gather at the Magnolia Park, corner of University Road and Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, at 09H00. Mahamba stated that the demonstrators would proceed on Florence Ribeiro Avenue, left at Boshoff Street, right to Melk Street and proceed until the French Embassy at 250 Melk Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria. The affected intersections will include Nicolson Street, Totius Street, Mackie Street, Boshoff Street and Melk Street. Demonstrations are expected to disperse from the French embassy at 13H00. Motorists are advised to avoid affected streets and use alternative routes such as Justice Mohammed Street, Middel Street, Dey Street and Walter Lanham Street. Tshwane Metro Police officers will be deployed to monitor the situation and divert traffic. (06H20) Protest expected by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) today, 25 May 2022, at the French Embassy in Pretoria. The EFF members will be protesting in demand to denounce France’s intervention in the continent’s affairs. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police will be deployed to the scene.
  • BOKSBURG, – 25 MAY 2022 (07H00) Protest reported on Main Reef Road in Boksburg, within the vicinity of Angelo Settlements. Community members are protesting against the frequent power outages and poor service delivery. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police have been deployed to the area.
  • TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 25 MAY 2022 (09H10) The City of Tshwane has announced a planned water supply disruption scheduled to take place today, 25 May 2022, from 08H00 to 17H00 in Pretoria Gardens. The scheduled maintenance and upgrades to the water supply network are being undertaken in Pretoria Gardens in the vicinity of Elsa Street. Relevant updates will be provided as the situation progresses.
  • PRETORIA/TSHWANE – 24 MAY 2022 (09H20) UPDATE Demonstrations are underway on West Street near SARS. Metro Police are on the scene and monitoring the situation. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. (04H25) Protest expected by the Association of Civil Servants of South Africa (ACSS) and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) on 25 March 2022 at the open space on Madiba street. The members are expected to protest at approximately 09H00 due to wage disputes. This follows after the South African Revenue Services (SARS) tabled a 0% wage increase for the 2022/2023 financial year. The members are expected to march from Madiba street to the National Treasury in Pretoria. The affected intersection is set to include the intersections of Kgosi Mampuru Street, Sophie De Bruyn Street, Bosman Street and others. The Tshwane Metro Police are set to be deployed to monitor the march and affected streets. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 25 MAY 2022

  • PIETERMARITZBURG – 25 MAY 2022 (01H25) The Presidential Minister, Mondli Gungubele, announced that the R1 billion contingency fund is expected to be released after the departments use their allocated budgets. The announcement has been made during a meeting of the Parliaments ad hoc committee over flood disaster relief and recovery operations. The Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) Government is set to assist the National Government in assessing the total cost of damages in the state. Furthermore, the KZN government has reported approximately R25 billion in damages to properties.
  • DURBAN – 25 MAY 2022 (05H00) Damen Shipyards Cape Town has delivered a Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPVs), SAS Sekhukhune, to the South African Navy. The procurement is set to follow the $225 million investment of Armscor to acquire three MMIPVs from Damen Shipyards, contracted in January 2018. The vessel completed its sea trial in February 2022 and is set to be commissioned in June 2022 at the Durban Naval Base. The additional two vessels are set to be delivered in June 2023 and September 2024. The MMIPV is set to weigh 600 tons with a maximum speed of 26 knots. Furthermore, the MMIPV is expected to travel approximately 4,000 nautical miles and is set to accommodate 62 crew members. The acquirement of the MMIPV is expected to increase security measures against illegal trafficking, illegal fishing and piracy activities. Armscor has until July 2022 to order additional inshore patrol vessels from the shipyard at the same price as the SAS Sekhukhune.
  • LA MERCY – 25 MAY 2022 (07H50) Protest reported on the Old Main Road in Umdloti. Residents are protesting outside the Salta Sibaya development developer accusing the residential development near their properties of being blamed for the damage. The residents of Umdloti residences recently collapsed due to flooding on Saturday, 21 May 2022. The residents alleged that the developer cleared vegetation on the site, making the area susceptible to mudslides. The residents are allegedly planning to deliver a Memorandum of Concern to the developer. Motorists are advised to remain cautious. Police will be deployed to the scene.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 25 MAY 2022

  • MOKOPANE/ POTGIETERSRUS – 24 MAY 2022 (19H20) Industrial strike reported at the Mogalakwena Local Municipality. Pump operators are demanding salary increases, pension funds, and to be registered for Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). Worker’s Representative Edgar Mokgadi stated that these issues were brought to the attention of the municipality since 2012 without any resolution. Some workers have been working for the municipality for over 20 years. However, earn R3,500 per month. The pump operators stated that they will continue to protest until their demands are met.
  • MUSINA – 25 MAY 2022 (06H25) Protest expected at the Musina Local Municipality by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) today, 25 May 2022, from 10H00. Demonstrators are expected to gather at the Post Office. The EFF will be protesting against Police brutality and the lack of water and sanitation. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police will be monitoring the march.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 25 MAY 2022

  • NELSPRUIT/ MBOMBELA – 24 MAY 2022 (19H00) Eskom and the Mpumalanga Provincial Government signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to strengthen cooperation and to provide a framework that will enable the roll-out of identified initiatives determined through the Mpumalanga Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (MEPRP) and the Eskom Turnaround Plan. The MoA was signed on the sidelines of the Mpumalanga Energy Summit currently underway. The purpose of the MoA is to foster collaboration, inclusive growth and socio-economic development for both Eskom and Mpumalanga.
  • MARITE – 24 MAY 2022 (19H00) Fire reported on the R40 in the vicinity of Marongwane, Marite . Three trucks carrying timber are alight. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes. Police and emergency services have been dispatched to the scene.
  • STANDERTON – 24 MAY 2022 (21H20) Protest reported in Standerton by suspected residence on the R50 in the vicinity of Standerton. Reports indicate that the members are blocking off the roads with burning tyres. No reason has been provided as to why the members are protesting. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
  • KOMATIPOORT – 25 MAY 2022 (09H40) Protest reported at the Lebombo Border Post in Komatipoort. Employees from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) affiliated with National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) are protesting for a wage increase. The demonstrators are protesting in line with the planned National Strike, planned to take today, 25 May 2022. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 25 MAY 2022

  • MOROKWENG – 24 MAY 2022 (22H10) The residents of Morokweng have shut down shops in the Morokweng area. The shops include foreign-owned Spaza shops and supermarkets. Morokweng residents stated that they are expected to continue the shutdowns of the foreign-owned shops indefinitely. The shutdown is set to follow after foreigners allegedly kidnapped South African Nationals in the area. Furthermore, the residents have accused foreigners of selling narcotics to children. The South African Police Services (SAPS) have been deployed to monitor the situation.
  • ZEERUST – 25 MAY 2022 (06H05) Protest expected by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) today, 25 May 2022, at the Zeerust Magistrate Court. The EFF members are expected to protest to demand the court deny bail to Ntseng Molefe, who has been arrested for the murder of Tshwanelo Seleke. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.
  • LEHURUTSHE – 25 MAY 2022 (06H10) Protest expected by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) today, 25 May 2022, at the Lehurutshe Magistrate Court. The EFF members are expected to protest to demand the court deny bail for Juta Mosadi, who has been arrested for the murder of Gaitewe Kabasia. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 25 MAY 2022

  • KIMBERLEY – 24 MAY 2022 (20H00) The Sol Plaatje Municipality Mayor Kagisho Sonyoni announced that the local electrification project will start on Wednesday, 25 May 2022. This follows after the Lerato Park residents marched to the municipality on Monday, 23 May 2022, to demand answers as to why the project had not started on 19 May 2022, as scheduled. The residents demanded proof of payment after an official from the municipality stated that it would be a challenge to pay the contractor. The residents have threatened to protest if the project does not begin on Wednesday.

 

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 25 MAY 2022

  • CAPE TOWN – 24 MAY 2022 (19H45) The main opposition parties are expected to hold discussions at Parliament on Wednesday, 25 May 2022, regarding a national coalition government in South Africa after the 2024 elections. The discussions will be held in Parliament before requesting Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to schedule a special debate on the findings of Justice Raymond Zondo’s commission on state capture. Opposition parties argue that Parliament should not have to wait for the African National Congress (ANC) to set the timetable for a substantive debate on the commission’s findings. The ANC has several times postponed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s formal response to Zondo’s findings and his announcement of an implementation plan. Zondo is expected to deliver the fourth and final report is 15 June 2022. Ramaphosa will then have four months to draft a plan.
  • BEAUFORT WEST – 24 MAY 2022 (22H30) Protest reported along the N1 in the vicinity of the Beaufort West area. Reports indicate that the protestors are throwing stones at passing vehicles. Furthermore, the members are allegedly looting trucks. Reports indicate that the protestors have outnumbered the deployed Police officers. Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes.
  • CAPE TOWN – 25 MAY 2022 (04H05) Zandile Mafe’s bail application hearing has been set for 30 May 2022 at the Cape Town High Court. The hearing is expected to appoint an additional Judge for the bail application appeal hearing of Mafe set to commence at 09H00. This follows after Mafe allegedly set alight the Parliament building on 02 January 2022. Mafe is facing several charges, including arson, terrorism, theft and others. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is expected to transfer the case to the High Court for the June hearing. Furthermore, the case hearing has been postponed until 09 June 2022. The postponement is expectedly due to outstanding reports and authorisation certificate.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS – 25 MAY 2022

  • CAPE TOWN: The City of Cape Town has announced that an Ordinary Meeting of the Council is scheduled to be held at 10H00 on Thursday, 26 May 2022, in the Podium Block, Civic Centre, Cape Town.
  • CAPE TOWN: Protest expected at the Western Cape Treasury on Thursday, 26 May 2022, from 10H30 until 14H00.
  • SOWETO: The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Secretary-General Marshall Dlamini is expected to host a peaceful rally on 29 May 2022 at Slovo Park in Ward 53.
  • MAHIKENG: Protest expected by community members of Mahikeng on Monday, 30 May 2022, at the Mahikeng Local Municipality.
  • NELSPRUIT/MBOMBELA: Protest expected by the members affiliated with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) at the Mpumalanga High Court on Monday, 30 May 2022, from 09H00.
  • CAPE TOWN: Zandile Mafe’s bail application hearing has been set for 30 May 2022 at the Cape Town High Court.
  • ALBERTON: Operation Dudula is expected to launch a branch in Katlehong at the Botsotso Ground on Saturday, 04 June 2022, from 10H00.
  •  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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