Coal Trucks Blocking The Roads In Sandton While The EFF Demonstrates To Eskom’s Offices. Over a dozen coal trucks have been seen blocking the Sandton roads.
Over a dozen coal trucks have been seen blocking the Sandton roads. This is done while the Economic Freedom Fighters prepared to march to the Eskom’s Megawatt Park offices. The trucks that were parked on the road of Bowling and Katherine streets can be seen impacting traffic.
However, it has not been confirmed that the blocking by the trucks is connected to Economic Freedom Fighters’ demonstration. The demonstration by the Economic Freedom Fighters was set to start at 9am at the Innesfree Park heading to the Eskom offices in Sunninghill. The demonstration was against loadshedding and the supposed privatisation of the semi-public. The Johannesburg metro cops were observing the demonstration.Wayne Minnaar, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department Chief Superintendent says traffic disruptions were anticipated in the area, which is considered to be busy.
The Chief Superintendent says, “Roads affected are Grayston Drive, Rivonia Road and Witkoppen Road. Avoid these roads until after 3pm. Alternative routes include Sandton Drive and William Nicol.” The march comes after the ‘Soweto Shut Down’ protest, where the community members demonstrated against loadshedding electricity being disconnections and allegedly faulty electricity meters. According to reports, Andre Ruyter, the Eskom CEO warned that there could be more power cuts while the energy company tries to resolve the issue.
by Alexandra Ramaite