Reports of protest actions in various parts of South Africa were received as illegal protesters marched in groups. However, all the protesters have one goal in mind and that is to address the lack of service delivery in the country.
Tshwane, Somerset West, Khayelitsha, Kroonstad, Orange Grove and Vanderbijlpark are just some of the affected areas.
Traffic has been rising early this morning, in parts of Thswane as roads with fires are obstructed. Areas such as Soshanguve, Mabopane, Hammanskraal and especially Van der Hoffweg and Bremerstraat in front of the Daspoort tunnel in the Pretoria Gardens area are affected by the protests. Protesters have voiced their voices: lack of service delivery, massive job losses, politics and officials racism, an unfair billing system, and “arbitrary taxi penalties and seizures.
Meanwhile, pandemonium has also erupted in the Western Cape province with reports that several roads at Somerset West, Cape Town and Khayelitsha are being blocked by fires and large stones. Protesters call on basic service delivery, highlighting the illegal occupation of land, lack of housing and municipal assistance as main sources of dissatisfaction.
It is beyond any doubt that these protest movements are designed to disrupt the ordinary South African citizens’ daily routine in an attempt to draw the government’s attention to a wide variety of socio-economic issues currently paralyzing the country.
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