Some of the trucks that brought traffic to a standstill ahead of the EFF march to Eskom's head offices. Picture: @pierrejoubertsa Twitter
Some of the trucks that brought traffic to a standstill ahead of the EFF march to Eskom's head offices. Picture: @pierrejoubertsa Twitter

WATCH: Coal trucks block Sandton roads ahead of EFF march

By Botho Molosankwe Time of article published Feb 28, 2020

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Johannesburg - Several coal trucks were used to block Katherine Road in Sandton on Friday morning as reinforcement to the EFF march
 in Africa's richest square mile.

The huge trucks caused  major disruptions in the already heavy Sandton peak hour traffic.

The march was expected to bring Sandton to a standstill and Grayston Drive was terribly congested as motorists could not get into Katherine Street from the highway and other roads.

Spokesperson for the Johannesburg Metro Police Wayne Minnaar said the trucks would be used by the protesters as part of the demonstration.

He confirmed  that they  have since closed Katherine Drive and that motorists needed to use alternative roads such as Sandton Drive, William Nicol and Oxford Road.

Minnaar said the march was expected to start at 10am and end at 3pm.

"Traffic is already bad now but we will be monitoring it," he said.
Video: Yusuf Abramjee/@Abramjee


Eskom said police officers will be in place to protect their staff and the marchers.

EFF members were to expected to gather at Innesfree Park them march all the way to Eskom's head office in Sunninghill. They said the march was  over load shedding and  privitasation of Eskom.

Video: Yusuf Abramjee/@Abramjee

In a post on its Twitter account on Wednesday flagging that the march was two days away, the EFF said "white monopoly capital" - a reference to the continued economic domination of white people in South Africa - "is taking over Eskom and restricting the role of the state in the economy which will restrict industrial development".

"We must never allow that. Join the People’s March against load shedding and privatization of Eskom," the EFF said.

The Star tried to get a comment from EFF spokesperson Vuyani Pambo but was  unsuccessful.


The Star and African News Agency (ANA)

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