Wednesday, September 25, 2019

ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO TOTAL SHUTDOWN


Total Shutdown movement are protesting today affecting major arterial roads such as M7, Jakes Gerwel, The Stellenbosch Arterial, Valhalla Drive and Voortrekker Road in the Cape Town metro from 5am to 10am.
The Shutdown movement aims to get the governments attention because none of their demands were met since the memorandum was given last year, but says there won’t be any burning tyres nor throwing stones.

The Total Shutdown movement’s full statement reads: “Stop the gender based violence! Stop the crime in our communities! Shutdown your area on 25 September 2019! And their demands remain the same:
1.   We call for an end to the deployment of the SANDF in our areas.
2.   We call for the immediate deployment of permanent base camps in all hot zones.
3.   We call for immediate deployment of tactical response units in all hot zones.
4.   We call for immediate relocation of SAPS from rich suburbs and to be allocated to the hot zones.
5.   We call for the immediate deployment of Law Enforcement and Metro Police to the hot zones.
6.   We demand a Mass public Works Programme at a living wage as unemployment, poverty and inequality creates the breeding ground for organised crime.
7.   We call for the building of drug rehabilitation centres in our communities, especially for our youth from crippling substance abuse addiction.
8.   We call for an army of social workers, more teachers, and community sports and skills development centres.
9.   We demand that the Western Cape be declarwed a disaster area and that all required human and material resources be utilised to better the lives of the working class.
1.               We demand police protection for train commuters as well as police presence along taxi routes and reassuring safety measures.

Done By
Jasmine Johnson-Mazwi

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