- Carl Niehaus shared a post online stating that the news of a nationwide shutdown is fake
- Niehaus stated that the claims made by a media publication about the shutdown were "malicious propaganda"
- The alleged nationwide shutdown was supposedly planned in support of ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule
MKMVA spokesperson Carl Niehaus has denied claims of a national shutdown in support of ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule. Niehaus shared a tweet where he stated that the claims were "malicious propaganda".
Niehaus stated that the media house that shared the news of the alleged national shutdown was sharing fake news. Many publications have covered the so-called national shutdown, which is supposedly scheduled for today, Monday, 5 April.
South Africans took to Niehaus' replies section under the tweet to share their thoughts about his denial of the national shutdown.
Take a look at the tweet below:
Briefly.co.za took to the replies section to see what some South Africans had to say:
"Why don't you take City Press head-on if it's out to spread propaganda. Why are you using Twitter?"
"Oom Carl Niehaus. I'm happy if it's propaganda. It means Comrade Ace is using the 30 day period to clear his office and not for nefarious shenanigans."
"Why are you so keen to destroy the movement?"
"If it wasn't for the last NEC meeting you would have continued to tear the ANC apart. However, you are not all by yourself. Your actions have always had Magashule's and Zuma's blessings. Thanks to the last NEC meeting, ill-discipline, chaos and lawlessness are no longer tolerated."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Magashule is fighting for his rights and position. According to News24 Ace along with former president Jacob Zuma's supporters are planning on launching a 'national shutdown' by taking to the streets of several major cities and disrupting business and occupying commuter routes.
Zuma's RET faction members are rallying in support of Magashule, a staunch Zuma supporter, and are getting ready to fight for the ANC Secretary-General's political life.
With 2021's local and municipal elections on the horizon and there are rumours that Ramaphosa might call for a general election in 2023 once he has consolidated his power with the ANC.
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