Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 25 MAY 2022 (19H00)

May 25

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 25 MAY 2022
• 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 (13H30) UPDATE Demonstrators have dispersed on Addo Road. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant. Police are monitoring the situation. Demonstrations are likely to continue later in the day. (09H30) Police are on the scene in Addo Road, Motherwell. Motorists have been advised to avoid the area, especially trucks. Police Spokesperson 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.
• MTHATHA – 25 MAY 2022 (15H30) UPDATE EFF Deputy Secretary-General, Mailola Poppy, is addressing demonstrators outside the Central Police Station in Mthatha. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. (11H25) The National leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), African National Congress (ANC) and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) are gathered at Munitata with the relatives of Mtwa, where members of the clergy are expected to hold a praying session against Gender-based violence (GBV) and for justice against Namhla Mtwa Hlehle. (10H45) Demonstrations are underway in Mthatha. The EFF Eastern Cape (EC) Deputy Secretary-General, Poppy Mailola, is leading the march to the Mthatha Central Police Station. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. (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

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.
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 25 MAY 2022 (11H30) Protest reported in Bloemfontein Central. Employees affiliated with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) are protesting in demand for a wage increase. The demonstrators are protesting in line with the planned National Strike, planned to take place today, 25 May 2022. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 25 MAY 2022
• 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.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 25 MAY 2022 (16H00) UPDATE SARS employees demand that SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter resign immediately. The unions stated that Kieswetter had failed the SARS employees. The unions have given the National Treasury 72 hours to respond to their demands. The strike is expected to continue on Thursday, 26 May 2022. (11H50) The Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) are currently protesting along the Thabo Scheume Street/ Visagie Street in Pretoria Central. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. (09H20) 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 in 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.
• TSHWANE/ PRETORIA – 25 MAY 2022 (16H50) UPDATE EFF leader Julius Malema has given the French Embassy 14 working days to address issues of concern raised by the party during its march to the Embassy in Pretoria. This includes an immediate recall of all French soldiers deployed in Africa and that France should not impose its will on African countries, including forcing them to use the French currency. (14H15) Demonstrators are protesting outside the French Embassy. EFF leader, Julius Malema, is addressing the demonstrators. Malema stated that he will not hand over the memorandum of demands until the French Embassy officials come outside to receive it. Demonstrators are barricading the roads around the Embassy and all exits and entrances. (10H30) Demonstrations are underway at the Magnolia Dell Park, Brooklyn, Tshwane. Several EFF Members are participating in the protest to march to the French Embassy in Pretoria. The Commander in Chief of Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, is expected to lead the march to the Embassy. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. (06H50) 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.

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 used 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.
• VERULAM – 25 MAY 2022 (14H30) Former Verulam Mayor, Manna Naidoo, has been reported missing. This follows an alleged robbery at his residence on Panere Farm in Canelands. Four firearms and a pick-up truck have been stolen. Police have launched a search operation for Naidoo.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 25 MAY 2022
• MUSINA – 25 MAY 2022 (12H15) Protest reported near the Beitbridge border post in Musina. The Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) are demanding a wage increase. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. (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
• 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 today, 25 May 2022. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.
• MARITE – 25 MAY 2022 (14H15) Residents have been protesting on the R40 at Marhonwana before Marite and Bushbuckridge. The demonstrators are demanding that the Mpumalanga Government provide road infrastructure between Marhonwane and Thushanang Villages near Mature, and water supply from Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. The demonstrators have set alight three trucks on the R40 at Marhonwana on Tuesday, 24 May 2022 and two other trucks in the same area last week. Truck operators are advised to be vigilant.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 25 MAY 2022
• 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.
• POTCHEFSTROOM – 25 MAY 2022 (12H00) Protest reported on Wolmarans Street in Potchefstroom. Demonstrators are marching toward the Tlokwe City Council. This comes after the demonstrators delivered a Memorandum of Demands to the municipality following the lack of service delivery. Public Order Policing (POP) are on the scene. Motorists are advised to remain vigilant.
• SUPINGSTAD – 25 MAY 2022 (13H30) Protest reported at the Kopfontein border post heading to Botswana. The Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) are protesting with South African Revenue Service (SARS) employees in demand of a wage increase. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Traffic delays are expected. Police are on the scene.
• COLIGNY – 25 MAY 2022 (15H30) Eskom North West has informed community members in Henwil, Coligny Rual, Coligny Local Municipality, Makokskraal rural and Ventersdorp areas about its conductor being on the ground resulting in power outages. Technicians are currently on-site to restore supply. The estimated time of restoration is 18H00 this evening.
• MOROKWENG – 25 MAY 2022 (16H25) A heightened Police presence is reported at Morokweng outside Vryburg. This follows after an act of vigilantism by community members on Tuesday, 24 May 2022. Community members have set alight a residence with three suspects inside. The suspects allegedly traded narcotics in the area. The suspects were from Carletonville and rented a residence in Ga-Mokgopha section. Community members caught the suspects and locked them inside the residence before setting it alight. The suspects injured some of the community members during the attack. A case consisting of charges of kidnapping, murder and arson was registered. Police are investigating the matter.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 25 MAY 2022
• KIMBERLEY – 25 MAY 2022 (10H00) Protest reported on the R31 near Riverton. Community members are protesting due to service delivery. Motorists have been advised to avoid the area. Police are aware of the situation.
• KIMBERLEY – 25 MAY 2022 (11H25) Protest reported in Kimberley near the South African Revenue Service (SARS) offices. Employees affiliated with the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) are protesting in demand of a wage increase. The demonstrators are protesting in line with the planned National Strike, planned to take place today, 25 May 2022. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 25 MAY 2022
• 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.
• CAPE TOWN – 25 MAY 2022 (11H00) Protest reported outside the South African Revenue Services (SARS) offices in Cape Town City Centre. The Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) are protesting in demand for a wage increase. The demonstrators are protesting in line with the planned National Strike, planned to take place today, 25 May 2022. Motorists are advised to be vigilant.
• PINATI – 25 MAY 2022 (11H45) Shooting reported within the vicinity of Hanover Park at the Terminus. Reports indicate that unidentified suspects fired shots at a courier van. Community members are looting goods from the van. Police have been dispatched to the area.
• KRAAIFONTEIN – 25 MAY 2022 (15H00) Peaceful protest reported on La Boheme Street and Botfontein Road/ M15. Motorists are advised to be vigilant. Police are on the scene.

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.

Website: www.willshir.com – 2022 ©️ Willshir & Associates
Willshir & Associates – Business Intelligence Program (JK)

Details

Date:
May 25
Event Category: