NATIONAL NEWS - Reports of protests in various parts of South Africa have been received as the “Total Shutdown” movement spreads.
Tshwane is reportedly undergoing a shutdown, with Mokopane and Shoshanguve apparently blocked and inaccessible. There are also reports that the R101 near Hammanskraal has been barricaded. Clouds of smoke above Hammanskraal have also been reported.
Motorists in the area can expect delays of up to an hour in the Tshwane area according to Power FM.
Protesters are taking to the streets, reportedly due to what they believe is a lack of service delivery in area.
A poster promoting a “Total shutdown” of Tshwane has been shared widely on social media, with the slogan “the DA/EFF administration must go” and a list of reasons for the protest, which according to the poster are “corruption in Tshwane”, “lack of service delivery”, “massive job losses”, “racism of politicians and officials”, an “unfair billing system”, and “arbitrary taxi fines and impounding”.