Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says Cape Town will not participate in a national shutdown

Cape Town Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis says that businesses will operate undisrupted in Cape Town on March 20th during the Economic Freedom Fighters’ national shutdown.

Speaking on his Twitter page, the mayor said in Cape Town it would be business as usual.

He added that they will do whatever it takes to make sure that kids get to school on time, workers can get to work, and the economy can keep running.


He also said that what the EFF is doing is hurting the economy, businesses and workers.

“What you are doing is hurting our economy, hurting businesses, hurting workers even more, exactly the opposite of what you claim to stand for. Do not be stupid, do not organize a national shutdown and do not try that nonsense in Cape Town. Here we are building for the future, we are moving forward. We are getting people into work and out of poverty. We do not have time for a national shutdown and we will make sure it does not happen here,” he said in a minute-long clip.

The Economic Freedom Fighters called for a national shutdown on March 20, in protest against increased load shedding and for President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign.

Done by: Thaakiera Ackerdien