Metro police on high alert for #TshwaneShutdown

Marchers are expected to gather at the old Putco depot and march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
Marchers are expected to gather at the old Putco depot and march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
Image: Gallo Images/iStockphoto

Law enforcement in Pretoria remain on high alert for a planned shutdown on Monday morning.

Residents of the capital city complained about poor service delivery, increased potholes, lack of sanitation and clean drinking water, and high electricity rates.

Other concerns included title deeds, human trafficking, unemployment and foreign-national owned shops.

Protesters are expected to gather at the old Putco depot and march to the Union Buildings.

However, Tshwane metro police department (TMPD) spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said the march had not been authorised by his department and the organisers did not confirm who would receive their proposed memorandum. 

"For now it is quiet," Mahamba said.

Opposition parties have accused the ANC of allegedly being behind the widespread service delivery protests.

The ANC in the greater Tshwane region has since distanced itself from the Ga-Rankuwa shutdown, calling it "hogwash and tomfoolery".  

Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

X