Law Enforcement Agencies are on high alert and have through the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJOINTS), put measures in place to ensure the safety and security of South Africans amidst threats of a national shutdown.
Police and other law enforcement agencies said they had put measures in place, through the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure, to ensure the safety and security of all South Africans.
#sapsHQ #NatJOINTS Security Forces on high alert, ready to ensure the safety of South Africans amidst threats of a ‘National Shutdown.’ #ProtectSouthAfrica MEhttps://t.co/8lT4gSrVLW pic.twitter.com/edgPwSeOzi
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) August 22, 2021
Police Ministry spokesperson Lirandzu Themba said messages are also doing the rounds where people are mobilising to respond to the national shutdown.
“The public is urged not to respond to calls for violence and criminality and is discouraged from participating in activities that seek to defy the rule of law,” said Themba.
Some messages also doing the rounds where people are mobilising to respond to the #Nationalshutdown. The public is urged not to respond to calls for violence and criminality & discouraged from participating in activities that seek to defy the rule of law. https://t.co/ayZNmjCYNO
— Lirandzu Themba (@LirandzuThemba) August 22, 2021
Thomas and Skhumba in the morning asked Kaya 959 listeners to share any new developments in their neighborhoods:
Reports from across the province indicated that there was calm in most areas around Gauteng:
Soweto chiawelo we are ok nothing like that and I doubt soweto people will be part of any unrest with the current struggle to get essential things like grocery
— Mukundi (@MukundiMpho) August 23, 2021
— Tshepo Papa Shady Sekgota (@tenten_024) August 23, 2021
— Joseph Tshimong (@JTshimong) August 23, 2021
— 💗Shwady_Kay🏳️🌈 (@kokii_jilliet) August 23, 2021
This was followed by Tweeps who had strong opinions about who should govern the ruling party, many saying the shutdown will unnecessarily inconvenience them:
Shutting down SA because u not happy with the person in power is crazy. Women and children are being raped and slaughtered and all u care about is Cupcake stepping down because he went against your favourite 🤭
Some of u need to fix ur priority & do better#NationalShutdown
— THE GIFTED WINE ENTHUSIAST (@DebbieBloodmoon) August 23, 2021
We’ll never be happy with any president;not to say Ramaphosa is good;or bad.We’re a nation with too many traumas.From apartheid; to a false promise of “democracy”; corruption & exploitation. We’re like a girlfriend who’s had too many abusive partners🕯
— Ray (@timeless_ray) August 23, 2021
When Zuma was the president there were motions in parliament to remove him but now the country is burning @MYANC why is it so hard to recall the president who is also afraid to face the voters #NationalShutdown
— Mighty Eric (@Mightyems) August 23, 2021
This #NationalShutdown is stupid. If people are not happy with the governing party. Elections are coming they must vote 🗳 the ANC and all these old crooks out of power. We are tired of people who keep on voting for ANC and when they are disappointed. They destroy our properties pic.twitter.com/re4muWJipR
— KETSO4LIFE 🍂🇿🇦🍃 (@KETSO_4LIFE) August 23, 2021