Chaos erupts at EFF Eskom march causing the wait on Friday, The march only started at 9:00, but there are already crucial Johannesburg traffic issues to report on Friday. The large mob of supporters including truck drivers and other industrial workers has caused havoc on the highways.
The EFF’s are marching in a complaint against the claimed steps towards “privatization” at Eskom after the ANC government reported plans to sell-off certain operations and open-up the grid for IPPs.
Red berets leader and his members are also furious with the performance of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, who they are accusing of the crippling of load shedding schedules ruining South Africa.
The supporters are going on an 11-kilometer trek, starting from Innesfree Park and ending at Eskom HQ. The march is expected to last three-and-a-half hours, and traffic on the route will be interrupted by a heavy police presence between 9:00 – 15:00. Roads affected are Katherine, Grayston Drive, Rivonia Road, Witkoppen Road, and Megawatt Park.
MPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said that it’s a case of ‘all hands on deck’ for local law enforcement.
“Traffic will be diverted for a protest march in Sandton on Friday 28 February. As a huge contingent of law enforcement officers will be on duty to monitor the EFF march which will proceed up Grayston Drive. Then go right into Rivonia Road, then right in Witkoppen Road and proceed up to Eskom offices in Megawatt Park. The march will return to Sandton along the same route”
— Koena. (@ThabaKoena) February 28, 2020
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) February 28, 2020
Avoid Bowling/Katherine Sandton. Coal trucks. More trucks reportedly en-route. pic.twitter.com/pebGaigxUB
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) February 28, 2020