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15 Jul 2019 | 06:48 AM UTC

South Africa: Jacob Zuma supporters to protest in Johannesburg July 15

South Africa News Alert

Supporters of former President Jacob Zuma plan protests in Parktown (Johannesburg) on July 15; heightened security measures and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Johannesburg, Pieter Roos Park

Event

Supporters of former President Jacob Zuma plan to stage protests in the Parktown suburb of Johannesburg (Gauteng province) on Monday morning (local time), July 15. Zuma is scheduled to appear at an official inquiry into state capture from Monday through Friday, July 19. Hundreds of protesters are expected to gather at Pieter Roos Park. Police erected barricades near the court building at Hillside House and associated transportation disruptions, including along Empire Road, Victoria Avenue, and St. Andrews Road, are expected through Monday.

Context

Jacob Zuma is scheduled to appear before the judicial panel to answer questions pertaining to allegations that he facilitated corruption during his tenure as president from 2009 to 2018.

Advice

Individuals in Johannesburg are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions.

 

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