Cape Town Residents Say EFF’s National Shutdown Is Not the Solution to Deal With Mzansi’s Woes

Cape Town Residents Say EFF’s National Shutdown Is Not the Solution to Deal With Mzansi’s Woes

  • Some Cape Town residents wanted nothing to do with the national shutdown led by the EFF
  • While many citizens said they understand the plight of the political party, they believe things should be addressed differently
  • Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said the provincial government would not allow disruptions to the country’s economy

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CAPE TOWN - Some residents believe the Economic Freedom Fighters should have dealt with its grievances in a different manner.

EFF members protest through Cape Town's streets
Cape Town residents believe the EFF should have dealt with its woes differently. Image: Rodger Bosch
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While many understand the party’s plight, they don't agree with the way in which party leader Julius Malema addressed them.

The shutdown called for the resignation of President Cyril Ramaphosa and an end to loadshedding. Some parts of the country were brought to a standstill but it was business as usual in most parts of Cape Town.

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Speaking to EWN, one resident said citizens have already lost a lot due to loadshedding and the national shutdown was adding to their woes. Commuters also felt the stay-away was unnecessary and made getting work done harder.

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Western Cape stands for law and order

Meanwhile, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said the provincial government is committed to economic freedom and not shutting down the economy. He said the shutdown is counterintuitive as it prevents people from going to work.

Winde added that irresponsible behaviour that puts the safety of others at risk will not be tolerated, according to TimesLIVE.

National shutdown: SA disagrees as Gayton McKenzie praises EFF for bringing the country to a “standstill”

Briefly News also reported that PA leader Gayton McKenzie has seemingly praised the EFF for the national shutdown.

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The politician took to social media to react to the planned protest, saying just the fear of the shutdown brought the country to a standstill. The shutdown calls for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s resignation and the end of loadshedding and other issues.

McKenzie seemingly took a swipe at the Democratic Alliance for its attempt to interdict the protest. While the shutdown was not declared unlawful, the EFF is not allowed to close roads, schools and businesses. Several arrests were made ahead of the nationwide shutdown in Braamfontein and Johannesburg.

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