The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) calls on law enforcement agencies to protect and serve all those who may or may not want to be part of the EFF national shutdown.
SAHRC: LAW MUST ENSURE PEOPLE ARE PROTECTED ON EFF SHUTDOWN DAY
The SAHRC has noted the planned national shutdown organised by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for Monday, 20 March 2023. The EFF national shutdown is to get rid of President Cyril Ramaphosa and against load shedding and the socio-economic issues in the country.
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The SAHRC says it fully comprehends the devastating impact of load shedding on the lives of people and the economy.
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SAHRC WORRIES ABOUT THE LEVEL OF THREATS AND INTIMIDATION
“While all are assured of the right to demonstrate and show dissatisfaction, the Commission is concerned by the level of threat and intimidation,” says the SAHRC,” it stated.
According to the SAHRC, following these threats on the shutdown day may lead to “harm and human rights violations”.
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The SAHRC says if you do not want to support the EFF shutdown, law enforcement agencies must ensure they protect you. It says everyone should be able to exercise their rights and freedoms equally.
RAMAPHOSA SAYS THE ONLY WAY TO GET RID OF HIM IS THROUGH A VOTE
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Ramaphosa said the only way to get rid of him was through a vote. He said an attempt to overthrow the government would not get rid of him.
Ramaphosa was referring to the EFF national shutdown on Monday.
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