UMbalula Ugxeka Osopolitiki Abafuna Ukubukwa Nge-ANC

Written by on 6 February, 2023

By: Lindelani Mbatha

Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC), Fikile Mbalula, says he’s concerned that when there is a crisis, parties like the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) don’t come up with solutions but call for a national shutdown.

On the 20th of March, the EFF will hold a national shutdown to protest against the continuing load-shedding and call for President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign.

Addressing members of the media, EFF leader Julius Malema announced that no business operations will be opened on that day and no truck, and no train will be allowed on the roads and railways, particularly the trucks transporting South Africa’s minerals and coal to outside South Africa through Richards Bay.

There have been multiple pickets over the power crisis since the beginning of the year, with political parties and civil society organisations marching to Megawatt Park and the ANC headquarters in the Johannesburg CBD.

Mbalula says if there is economic destruction on that day, the state will have to safeguard its citizens.

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