Tshwane shutdown organisers in Pretoria are adamant that they are forging ahead with their planned protest on Monday.
The march organiser says they are against the municipality’s billing system. They are going towards three years being charged with estimates. People are owing R300 000 – R500 000 in the billing. Now they are threatening action their houses to recover the money.
Marchers are expected to gather at the Old Putco Depot in Marabastad. Some school pupils say they were told by their teachers not to come to school.
It’s estimated that about 12 000 people will take part in the planned march. There has been several service delivery protests in parts of Gauteng as the country nears the highly anticipated general elections on May 08.
Tshwane Metro Police has advised motorists to make alternative arrangements as several streets will be closed.