Johannesburg - The African National Congress (ANC) in Tshwane region has distanced itself from another protest planned for Monday in areas across Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.
''It has come to our attention that residents of Hammanskraal are uneasy due to a rumoured #TotalShutdown protest organised for Monday the 15th of April 2019. What is a cause for concern for the ANC is how the supposed shutdown is rumoured to be co-organised by the ANC Greater Tshwane region and the Kekana Tribal Authority,'' the party said in a statement.
''We wish to put it on record that as far we are concerned no such protest will take place. It appears that faceless agents are behind the rumour and want to use the ANC as a scapegoat for their aimless escapade.''
A pamphlet alerting people of the Monday protest was doing the rounds across social media platforms over the weekend.
A local newspaper in Hammanskraal, Moretele Times, reported that the local ANC Youth League (ANCYL) branch has vowed to fight the shut down on Monday.