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EFF National Shutdown – Countrywide Updates

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LIVE UPDATES of the ongoing National Shutdown by EFF. Defiant Julius Malema has vowed to shut down the country to force the government to address load shedding by Eskom and also for President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign.

KZN – Bergville. Attempts made to obstruct the N3

March 20 2023 – 06:50

The N3TC has confirmed that sporadic attempts have been made to obstruct the N3 Toll Route in KwaZulu-Natal, the latest in the vicinity of the Bergville Interchange. Law enforcement services are deployed along the route to monitor and respond to any incidents aimed at disrupting traffic.

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“Although these incidents have been cleared, road users are requested to remain vigilant and to immediately report any problems or potential threats to the 24-hour N3 Helpline on 0800 63 43 57 or via @N3Route on Twitter,” N3TC said.

Western Cape – Worcester. R60 between Worcester and Robertson blocked by protestors

March 20 2023 – 01:50

Protest in Worcester
R60 Robertson Road closed from Kleinplasie Worcester/Breede Valley Traffic Department towards Overhex Winery.

Alternative Routes coming from Worcester side towards Robertson or Robertson to Worcester is the R43 Villiersdorp via Aan De Doorns Via Reiersvlei coming onto R60 Robertson Road. Zwelenthemba Residents to make use of Traub Street Worcester Industrial.

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North West – Bloemhof. Tyres burning on N12 between Bloemhof and Christiana

March 20 2023 – 01:37

The N12 highway is completely blocked by burning tyres and it’s not passable however law enforcement teams are attending.

KZN – North Coast. N2 blocked by burning objects

March 20 2023 – 00:20

Protestors have blocked the N2 just a few metres before the Richards Bay turn-off coming from the Mtubatuba side. Law enforcement on scene.

N2 blocked with burning objects near Richards Bay
Protestors have blocked the N2 just a few metres before the Richards Bay turn off coming from Mtubatuba side. Image supplied

Gauteng – Johannesburg. Violence erupts in Hillbrow

March 19 2023 – 22:20

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Police have thrown what looks like stun grenades at protesters in Central Johannesburg. Reports say students were marching from Hillbrow when the confrontation with police happened. It was not immediately clear what caused the confrontation.

Eastern Cape – East London. EFF protesters start early

March 19 20:35

A group of EFF protesters were seen marching peacefully on the beachfront in East London.

KZN – Durban. EFF protest erupts in Chatsworth

March 19 2023 – 20:15

Durban Metro police confirmed an EFF protest was taking place in Chatsworth, south of Durban on Sunday night.

Durban metro police spokesman Senior Superintendent Boysie Zungu said the EFF protest was in Link Road in Shallcross.

North West – Lichtenburg. Toyota crossing barricaded and burning tyres

March 19 19:40

A group of EFF protesters gathered at the Mafikeng Ottshoop crossing. The Toyota crossing is barricaded and has burning tyres.

Mpumalanga – Emalahleni. N4 blocked by burning tyres

March 19 19:30
Alleged EFF members have started burning tyres on the N4 just after Schonland towards Emalahleni.

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