EFF Backs Huge National Shutdown Planned For Next Week

EFF Backs Huge National Shutdown Planned For Next Week

A major protest wave is planned for the end of next week across South Africa after the EFF confirmed they would consider a national shutdown. The demonstrations would primarily take place in cities, protesting the rising costs of fuel and other necessities.

The ferocious Red Berets lashed out at the rise in gasoline prices in a statement released on Tuesday. Despite the government’s extension of the fuel levy, the far-left party will still take to the streets with other National Shutdown organizers.

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“The EFF is convening a meeting to discuss how we respond to these rising prices. We will also consider engaging in a National Shutdown until the cost of petrol is reduced. It is up to the Treasury to introduce measures which will immediately lower our fuel prices.” EFF statement.

Meanwhile, a former senior AfriForum official has joined forces with the EFF. Ian Cameron, who now works as a Community Safety Leader for Action Society, has speculated that a national shutdown may be  ‘what is needed’ in South Africa.

The only real reason for fuel price hikes is corrupt ANC greed. Maybe a #NationalShutdown is what is needed?

— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) June 1, 2022

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Some of the movement’s leading voices have called for the complete closure of schools and workplaces, encouraging workers to stay at home indefinitely until the price of petrol declines. They have marked June 10th as their day of protest:

South Africans are calling for a #NationalShutdown of state on the 10th of June 2022.

This come in the wake of significant #FuelPrice increases, a ballooning unemployment rate & a skyrocketing cost of living.

Petrol & Diesel went up by R2,43 & R1,10 respectively.#TheLegalSA pic.twitter.com/4I6BsTVC6X

— The Legal SA (@TheLegalSA) June 1, 2022

Ryan Cummings is a Signal Risk director. The company specializes in – you guessed it – risk management and Cummings is not surprised that a protest movement is forming in South Africa. He believes that certain government policies have also contributed to public dissatisfaction.

“A National Shutdown was long in the making. Many African states are clamouring to ease the life of their citizens through the application of fuel subsidies, and the removal of import duties on foodstuffs. In SA, our govt was brazen enough to spend R22 million on a flag,” Ryan Cummings.

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