Mathys said over 10 police officers armed with rifles have secured the court where the taxi, and truck drivers are appearing for blocking roads in protest over fuel price hike.
"Court is secured with rifles …. The truck drivers and taxis drivers owners who were arrested during the Mbombela shutdown are about to appear … there are over 10 SAPS with these rifles," she said.
Another EFF member, Collen Sbu Gwebu said president Cyril Ramaphosa's administration is trying to intimidate people.
"The establishment is trying to intimidate us. Pamberi ne chimurenga," he said.
The national shutdown protests which started in Mbombela, Mpumalanga province have now erupted in Kwa-Zulu Natal and some parts of North West. Critics believe that if government doesn't act now, in coming weeks it will be impossible to put out the fire.
Following the resignations of British cabinet ministers, and it's prime minister, Boris Johnson, some South Africans argue that ANC cabinet ministers must be looking at the British cabinet resignations like they are seeing a Martian as this is strange to them that politicians can give up a cabinet post, and a salary for the good of the nation.
"He too must go and follow his friend. Can we have sober cabinet members resign in parliament. Ramaphosa must go," EFF president for Students Command Mandla Shikwambana said.
While president Cyril Ramaphosa's resignation is being pushed forward by his opponents, some ANC comrades cite that if the National Executive Committee or National Working Committee was still being objective, they would have long called for Ramaphosa to resign.
Former Gauteng premier, Mbhazima Shilowa argues that there is certainly enough reasons for opposition parties to call for an early election as calls for president Cyril Ramaphosa to resign are gaining momentum.
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