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WILLSHIR – SOUTH AFRICA – TIMELINE – 27 MAY 2022 (10H00)

May 27

SOUTH AFRICA – EASTERN CAPE – 27 MAY 2022
• IDUTYWA – 27 MAY 2022 (06H40) Protest reported on the N2. Taxi operators are protesting against bus operations in the area. The demonstrators demand the bus operators to charge the same fees as taxi operators. The demonstrators have barricaded the road with burning tyres and debris. The situation is volatile. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.
• QUMBU – 27 MAY 2022 (07H20) Protest reported on the N2. Taxi operators have obstructed the road. The demonstrators are protesting against bus operations. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police have been dispatched.

SOUTH AFRICA – FREE STATE – 27 MAY 2022
• BLOEMFONTEIN – 27 MAY 2022 (00H30) The Chairperson of the Presidential Task Team on Military Veterans, David Mabuza, announced that the Military Veterans Act is expected to be reviewed and reworked to increase benefits for Military Veterans. The announcement has been made during engagements with the Free State Provincial Government and Military Veterans Associations. The establishment of the Presidential Task Team on Military Veterans is set to follow after a peaceful protest by a group of Veterans. The Provincial Premier, Sisi Ntombela, announced that the Free State Provincial Government is expected to appoint a Military Veteran Officer to ensure Military Veterans receive their merited benefits. Mabuza has requested the Provincial Government to investigate how many Veterans in the Province are expected to receive benefits.
• HARRISMITH – 27 MAY 2022 (01H20) The Harrismith Regional Court has delivered its judgement for the Tafadzwa Nhire case regarding tampering with essential infrastructure. The Courts have sentenced Nhire to 20 years imprisonment. This follows after he allegedly confiscated two tankers carrying approximately 58,681 litres of diesel with an estimated value of R800,000. The Free State Provincial Head of the Hawks, Mokgadi Bokaba, noted that the charges followed his arrest on 11 May 2022. His arrest followed after an intelligence-driven search operation in the Bethlehem vicinity.

SOUTH AFRICA – GAUTENG – 27 MAY 2022
• RANDBURG – 26 MAY 2022 (19H50) Randburg Police have issued a warning to motorists regarding an increase in hijackings. High-risk areas include on and off ramps of Malibongwe Drive, William Nicol Drive, and the N1 between Malibongwe Drive and William Nicol Drive. The suspects operate in two groups of two to four people. The suspects use a white Ford Ranger and a white Volkswagen Polo, among other vehicles, with blue lights. Historically, the suspects abduct the victims and release them at random locations around Gauteng. Motorists are advised to avoid high-risk areas and adhere to the safety recommendations.
• RANDBURG – 26 MAY 2022 (20H00) The Randburg Magistrates Court has postponed the case against the former Deputy Director-General of the Mineral Resources Department, Joel Raphela, to 22 June 2022. Raphela was arrested on Wednesday, 25 May 2022, with co-accused former Tegeta Exploration and Resources Director Ronica Ragavan and former Trustee of Optimum Coal Mine Pushpaveni Govender. They are accused of authorising funds to be released for the Optimum Coal Mine trust account and Koornfontein Mine Rehabilitation Trust. The accused has been released on R20,000 bail.
• SOWETO – 26 MAY 2022 (19H30) The Ward 53 Councillor Mpumi Mazibuko has been held hostage in Rockville by local community members. Reports indicated that the Councillor has been held hostage by the community due to ongoing service disruptions. Reports indicate that the community has been without power for approximately two months. The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) arrived on the scene to escort Mazibuko away.
• ALBERTON – 26 MAY 2022 (23H15) The Gauteng Human Settlements Department is expected to attend to the complaints reported by local residents. This follows after the Savanna City Community Leader Mangaliso Petse provided the Midvaal Local Municipality with 14 days to respond to their demands and hand over the title deeds of the homes. The residents have noted issues regarding electricity and the absence of geysers for approximately three years. The Human Settlement Department, Tahir Sema, noted that the Savanna City Housing Projects Developer provided the department with a list of faults. Furthermore, the Developer provided the department with a completion report from the contractors tasked with repairing the faults.
• JOHANNESBURG – 26 MAY 2022 (23H40) The Democratic Alliance (DA) has urged South African nationals to resist the increase in fuel prices. The DA’s request followed after the Government announced the end of the R1.50 per litre fuel tax relief. The increase is set to follow after the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian-Ukraine war and the recent flooding in Kwazulu-Natal. The DA has provided three possible methods to avoid the fuel price increase. First, the DA presented the option of removing the general fuel levy. Second, the DA suggested that the Government exclude civilians who pay comprehensive, third party insurance from the Road Accident Fund levy. Lastly, the DA suggested that fuel prices are deregulated to increase competition between fuel stations.
• PRETORIA/TSHWANE – 27 MAY 2022 (01H10) The Roads and Transport Department (RTD) has announced expected service disruptions at the Centurion Licensing Centre from 26 May 2022. The expected disruptions are set to follow after a burglary occurred at the centre. During the burglary, the suspects confiscated approximately 35 computers. The RTD noted that the renewal of driving licenses, in addition to the registration and licensing of motor vehicles, has been suspended. Furthermore, the application and testing for both driver and learner licenses are set to remain in place. The public has been advised to use alternative centres, including Waterloo, Rayton, Akasia and Bronkhorstspruit. The South African Police Services (SAPS) has been notified and are expected to investigate the incident further.
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 27 MAY 2022 (07H00) Road closure on Lavender Road/R101 and Steve Biko Road due to a truck that overturned and lost its load. No injuries have been reported. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Emergency services are on the scene.
• TSHWANE/PRETORIA – 27 MAY 2022 (08H00) President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to undertake a working visit to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea today, 27 May 2022, to attend the African Union’s 16th Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Africa. The summit is expected to take place in Malabo on Saturday, 28 May 2022. The Summit will assess the persistent threats, evaluate current response mechanisms, and decide on the specific actions and measures necessary to strengthen the collective security of the Member States facing terrorism and violent extremism. The Summit will also discuss essential actionable measures to stem the upsurge in these challenges on the Continent. It is also the first opportunity for African leaders since 2014 to address collective defence and security in the face of terrorism and violent extremism currently affecting all five regions of the African Union.
• SOWETO – 27 MAY 2022 (08H05) Protest reported on Koma Street/M72 in the vicinity of South West Gauteng TVET College. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery related to electricity. 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 – 27 MAY 2022 (09H05) The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) and the National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigating Directorate have arrested five former Transnet officials for fraud, corruption, money laundering, and contravention of the Public Finance Management Act. The two of the five include former Transnet Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Siyabonga Gama and Eric Wood from the Gupta-linked companies Regiments Capital and Trillian Capital Partners. The former officials are expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court following their arrest at the Brackendowns Police Station today, 27 May 2022.

SOUTH AFRICA – KWAZULU-NATAL – 27 MAY 2022
• PIETERMARITZBURG – 27 MAY 2022 (00H50) The Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) has confirmed that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) President Mandisa Maya has dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s latest legal bid to remove the Prosecutor Billy Downer from his corruption trial. Furthermore, the OCJ denied claims that the delays in the SCA appeals have been deliberate. The statement follows the postponement of Zuma’s corruption trial to August 2022, allegedly due to administrative issues. SCA President Maya noted that the delay has been called to rule on the former Presidents reconsideration application. Maya is expected to be interviewed for the position of Deputy Chief Justice on 20 June 2022.
• PIETERMARITZBURG – 27 MAY 2022 (05H15) The Msunduzi Electricity Department has announced a planned service disruption in the vicinity of Pietermaritzburg on 27 May 2022 or on 28 May 2022 for approximately ten hours. The planned disruption is expected to occur due to technicians conducting switch operations of the 132/11KV Mkondeni Primary Substation. The disruption is expected to commence from approximately 07H00 until 17H00. The affected areas are set to include Scottish cables, Cleland, Oribi Airport and others. The Public is advised to handle all outlets as live during the planned maintenance as the power is set to be restored ahead of schedule.
• TUGELA FERRY – 27 MAY 2022 (07H10) Protest reported on the R33 at the Tugela Ferry Bridge. The demonstrators are protesting due to poor service delivery. 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.
• MBIZA – 27 MAY 2022 (08H15) Road closure reported on the R66 between Eshowe and Nkwaleni due to a tanker on fire. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Emergency services are on the scene.

SOUTH AFRICA – LIMPOPO – 27 MAY 2022
• MUSINA – 26 MAY 2022 (19H15) Musina residents are accusing Municipal employees of setting alight the Musina Municipality offices in Nancefield and not protestors. The employees are allegedly involved in corruption regarding Government-subsidised houses. Residents stated that they applied for houses ten years ago, got the approval and signed for the houses to be issued. However, the houses have been handed over to Zimbabwean nationals. Residents stated that the houses were given to the foreign nationals who are members of the Famba Zion Christian Church, in which the former Musina Mayor Mihloti Mhlophe is among the leaders. Allegedly the employees burned the offices to destroy the files of Government-subsidised houses as they are being investigated.
• MALAMULELE – 27 MAY 2022 (09H15) Protest expected by the members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) at the Collins Chabane Municipality today, 27 May 2022, from 10H00. The demonstrators are expected to gather at the Malamulele Hospital and march to the Municipality. The EFF members are expected to protest in solidarity with the Malamulele community to demand service delivery related to road infrastructure. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – 27 MAY 2022
• ARNOT – 26 MAY 2022 (20H05) Business robbery reported at the Spar in Rietkuil. Six armed suspects robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money and items. One suspect has been shot and injured. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police are on the scene.
• MAHUSHU – 27 MAY 2022 (08H25) Protest expected by community members of Mahushu at the Hazyview Police Station today, 26 May 2022. The demonstrators are expected to gather at the Dayizenza Plaza from 08H30 and march to Hazyview Police Station. The demonstrators are expected to protest against high crime rates in the area and deliver a petition of their grievances. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes. Police will be deployed to monitor the area.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTH WEST – 27 MAY 2022
• STELLA – 27 MAY 2022 (06H00) Protest expected at the Ratlou Local Municipality building in Stella today, 27 May 2022, at 10H00. Community members will hand over a memorandum of demands to the Premier and the Member of the Executive Council (MEC). Demonstrators are expected to close businesses, and the N18 between Vryburg and Mahikeng from 07H00 until the Premier and MEC arrive at the municipality building. Motorists are advised to avoid the area during the protest. Police will be monitoring the situation.

SOUTH AFRICA – NORTHERN CAPE – 27 MAY 2022
• KIMBERLEY – 26 MAY 2022 (19H00) The Kimberley Magistrate’s Court has postponed the murder case against Aldean Wilkinson to 31 May 2022. The accused is expected to apply for bail at the court hearing. This follows after Wilkinson allegedly killed Danelle van der Linde with a knife. The State intends to oppose Wilkinson’s release on bail, given the seriousness of the charges.

SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE – 27 MAY 2022
• CAPE TOWN – 26 MAY 2022 (20H45) The Democratic Alliance (DA) and opposition parties clashed during a house sitting today, 26 May 2022, amid allegations of fraud involving Speaker of the Provincial Legislature Masizole Mnqasela. The clash occurred after the Speaker, who had initially chaired the sitting, left after an hour into proceedings. The sitting was then chaired by Andricus van der Westhuizen. African National Congress (ANC) member of the legislature Muhammad Khalid Sayed raised a point of order regarding Mnqasela’s exit. Sayed claimed that the internal divisions in the DA were impacting democratic governance and service delivery in the province. This follows after the DA has informed the Speaker that the party intends to suspend him from all party activities while it investigates claims of expenses fraud.
• PLETTENBERG BAY – 26 MAY 2022 (20H50) Protest reported on the N2 in Plettenberg Bay. Demonstrators are barricading the road with burning tyres and debris. Previously, demonstrators protested due to poor service delivery in the area. Motorists are advised to use Airport Road as an alternative route. Police are on the scene.
• CAPE TOWN – 26 MAY 2022 (00H00) Members have been reported throwing stones at passing vehicles on the R300 near Stock Road. The Western Cape Rapid Response Unit (WCRRU) is expected to be deployed in the area to investigate the incident. Furthermore, motorists have been advised to make use of alternative routes.b

UPCOMING EVENTS – 27 MAY 2022
• NEWCASTLE: Operation Dudula is expected to launch a branch in Newcastle at the Trim Park on Saturday, 28 May 2022, at 10H00.
• 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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