Protest

07
Jun
7:23 UTC

South Africa Tactical: EFF Labor Desk protest march slated to be held in Pretoria at 10:00 (local time) on June 7; maintain vigilance

Please be advised

  • According to a statement from the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department from June 6, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Labor Division is slated to hold a protest march in Pretoria at 10:00 (local time) on June 7.
  • Protesters will reportedly gather at the intersection of Kgosi Mampuru street and Madiba street before marching to the city council chamber Tshwane House. The statement claims that protesters are expected to disperse from Tshwane House at approximately 12:30 (local time).
  • Police officers will reportedly be deployed to monitor the march. 
  • The protest march is being held to denounce the municipality’s withholding of the salaries of 7000 alleged “ghost” workers. 

Assessments & Forecast

FORECAST: Given the EFF’s mobilization capabilities demonstrated in the past, the march is liable to draw a participation in the low-to-mid hundreds. While the protest march is expected to transpire peacefully, security forces are liable to react swiftly and forcibly to shut down perceived unruly behavior by the protesters. Such a situation could escalate into isolated incidents of violence. Traffic disruptions are likely along the route of the slated march during the morning and early afternoon hours.

Recommendations

Those operating or residing in Pretoria on June 7 are advised to maintain heightened vigilance in the vicinity of Tshwane House due to the slated protest and associated potential for unrest.

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Medium
AFFECTED AREA Pretoria, South Africa
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Medium
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible

Please be advised

  • According to a statement from the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department from June 6, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Labor Division is slated to hold a protest march in Pretoria at 10:00 (local time) on June 7.
  • Protesters will reportedly gather at the intersection of Kgosi Mampuru street and Madiba street before marching to the city council chamber Tshwane House. The statement claims that protesters are expected to disperse from Tshwane House at approximately 12:30 (local time).
  • Police officers will reportedly be deployed to monitor the march. 
  • The protest march is being held to denounce the municipality’s withholding of the salaries of 7000 alleged “ghost” workers. 

Assessments & Forecast

FORECAST: Given the EFF’s mobilization capabilities demonstrated in the past, the march is liable to draw a participation in the low-to-mid hundreds. While the protest march is expected to transpire peacefully, security forces are liable to react swiftly and forcibly to shut down perceived unruly behavior by the protesters. Such a situation could escalate into isolated incidents of violence. Traffic disruptions are likely along the route of the slated march during the morning and early afternoon hours.

Recommendations

Those operating or residing in Pretoria on June 7 are advised to maintain heightened vigilance in the vicinity of Tshwane House due to the slated protest and associated potential for unrest.

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL Medium
AFFECTED AREA Pretoria, South Africa
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL Medium
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible

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