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Thousands Of Demonstrators Expected To Occupy Tshwane On Monday Morning

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According to report various organisations plan to shut down the Tshwane CBD on Monday morning, while Twitter users indicated that roads around areas such as Soshanguve have been blocked by protesters.

According to eNCA, thousands of Tshwane residents are gearing up for a shutdown in the area.

Organiser Jomo Rapholo, part of the Inwoners Baaghi Civic Movement said they had garnered support from almost all the local taxi associations, bus commuters, workers unions and residents from all the townships across the metro.

“We have made a lot of inroads and everyone seems to be on board. We are expecting 13 000 people to occupy the streets of the CBD en route to the Union Buildings to hand over a memorandum,” he reportedly said.

According to the report, protesters are expected to gather at the Old Putco depot in Marabastad from 09:00. The march to the Union Buildings to hand over the memorandum will start at 10:00.

Protesters are reportedly unhappy about crime, service delivery and power outages, as well as a lack of accessible healtcare. The marchers will also be urging the government to subsidise taxis.

 

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