3.7.2020 01:36 pm
This will be another attempt by a group putting pressure on the president to un-ban tobacco sales.
In a second attempt to get President Cyril Ramaphosa's attention on lifting the restrictions on the sale of tobacco products, a group of smokers, calling themselves Dear Mr President, plan to picket at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday afternoon (1pm).
Angry Diepkloof residents say they’ve been forced to endure the past three months with no electricity.
Hundreds of residents who were left destitute when their shacks were destroyed by police took to the streets, with rubber bullets and rocks flying.
Right2Know spokesperson Bongani Xezwi said they were picketing to remind the minister that ‘people need food’.
On Tuesday morning, the streets of Soweto were abuzz with minibus taxis going around doing business.
The Western Cape traffic department confirmed the second truck torching later in the afternoon – a construction truck working on a highway project.
Taxi operators have told Mbalula that their protest was due to their leaders not agreeing with Mbalula and government’s way forward.
Taxi operators across the province have frowned upon Mbalula’s R1-billion contribution to the sector.
Taxi operators opted to block roads on Monday morning as they seek more money from the government’s relief efforts for the taxi industry.
Taxi bosses were seeking a bigger slice of the pie in government’s relief efforts for the transport industry.
Residents started protesting after City of Cape Town officials demolished an incomplete structure built by a local
By 8pm, Hangberg residents were clashing with the police and some properties had also been set alight.
A group of protesters also attempted to loot a nearby Shoprite supermarket, but the police, joined by soldiers, managed to contain the situation.
Since the lockdown, taxis could only be filled to 70% capacity as a measure to curb the spread of the pandemic.
The officers claimed their employer did not inform them in advance about the change in payment for food and nightshift allowances.