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Thousands of demonstrators expected in Tshwane on Monday morning



Several organizations plan to close the Tshwane CBD on Monday morning, Pretoria News reported, while Twitter users indicated that roads around areas such as Soshanguve were blocked by protesters.

According to eNCA, thousands of Tshwane residents are preparing for a stoppage in the area.

Organizer Jomo Rapholo, who is part of the Inwoners Baaghi Civic Movement, told Pretoria News that he had received support from almost all local taxi associations, bus passengers, labor unions and residents from every city on the other side of the subway.

"We made a lot of inroads and everyone seems to be on board. We expect 13,000 people to take the streets of CBD on their way to Union Buildings to deliver a memo," he said.

According to the report, demonstrators are expected to meet at the Old Putco depot in Marabastad from 9am. The march to the Union buildings to deliver the memorandum will begin at 10:00.

Demonstrators are reportedly dissatisfied with crime, service provision and lack of energy, as well as the lack of affordable health care. Demonstrators are also going to ask the government to subsidize taxis.

Earlier this month, protesters took to the streets of Tshwane as part of a closure, according to News24.

Traffic was halted in some areas, while roads in Hammanskraal were empty as protesters blocked access with debris and burning stones.

The strike was planned to protest against corruption in the subway municipality, poor service provision and job losses.

In addition, it requires that the "DA / EFF administration should go immediately".

A caller at a Gauteng radio station described the situation in Mokopane and Soshanguve as "chaos".

Tshwane Metropolitan Police (TMPD) spokesman Isaac Mahamba told eNCA that the protests were being monitored.

Mahamba said several people were arrested after trying to burn some tires.

Mahamba told eNCA that the march was not authorized by the TMPD and organizers have not confirmed who will receive the memorandum they propose to deliver.

This is a story in development.

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