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28 Oct 2020 | 10:23 AM UTC

South Africa: Protests scheduled to be held in Johannesburg on October 28 and 29

South Africa News Alert

Protests scheduled to be held at Randburg Magistrates Court in Johannesburg on October 28 and 29; avoid demonstrations as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/28/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/29/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Johannesburg

Event

Protests are scheduled to take place in Johannesburg on Wednesday, October 28, and Thursday, October 29. The protests have been organized by the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party to oppose the trial of its leader Julius Malema and EFF lawmaker Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who are being prosecuted over the alleged assault of a police officer. The demonstrations will take place outside the Randburg Magistrates Court

A heightened security presence at protest sites is to be expected, with localized disruptions to transportation and business likely.

Advice

Those in Johannesburg are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, and avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution

 

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