The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) has announced the streets that will be heavily affected by the National Shutdown tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 August in Pretoria.
TMPD LISTS STREETS AFFECTED BY MARCH ON WEDNESDAY
“Take note that there will be a march on Wednesday, 24 August 2022 by COSATU. The purpose of the march is against the high unemployment rate and the high cost of living,” TMPD informed.
Trade union federation called on South Africans to down tools tomorrow and heed their call for a mass stay away as a demonstration against government and the private sector’s inaction in tackling socio-economic challenges.
The National Shutdown is expected to be supported by other unions such as SAMATU and GIWUSA.
“The marchers will gather from 08:00 at corner Lillian Ngoyi Street and Jeff Masemola Street (Burgers park).”
The route of the march is as follows:
From the gathering point, the marchers will march Northbound on Lillian Ngoyi Street, turn right onto Madiba Street, and proceed straight until they reach the Union Buildings at Stanza Bopape Street.
The following streets will be affected
- Francis Baard Street
- Nana Sita Street
- Vissagie Street
- Pretorius Street
- Helen Joseph Street
- Madiba Street
- Sisulu Street
- Du Toit Street
- Nelson Mandela Drive
- Steve Biko Street
- Hamilton Street
TMPD mentioned that they are expected to disperse from the Union Buildings at 14:30.
ADVISABLE ROUTES TO USE TOMORROW DURING THE MARCH
“Tshwane Metro Police officers will be deployed to monitor march and all affected streets.”
Motorists are advised to avoid affected streets and use alternative routes such as:
- Jeff Masemola Street
- Thabo Sehume Street
- Struben Street
- Bosman Street
- Paul Kruger Street
- Edmond Street
- Park Street
- Boom Street
This is a developing story.