The Police have announced that at least 87 people have been arrested for public violence related offences during the EFF’s national shutdown protests in the last 12 hours

Of the 87 arrested, 41 were arrested in Gauteng, 29 in North West, 15 in Free State. There are also arrests in other provinces such as Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape. Updates will be provided as and when information becomes available. 

At least 24 300 tyres have been confiscated by law enforcement agencies. These were tyres that were placed for acts of criminality. 

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6000 were seized in the Western Cape, 4500 in the Free State, 3600 in Gauteng, 1513 in the Eastern Cape. A few in other provinces. 

EFF’s national shutdown monitored 

“The Natjoints re-affirms its commitment to serving and protecting both law abiding protestors and non-protestors,” said the police in an update on Monday morning. 

“The Natjoints will not allow and tolerate any forms of lawlessness and acts of criminality. Anyone found to be contravening the law will be dealt with accordingly. 

“Law enforcement officers are on high alert and will continue to prevent and combat any acts of criminality, maintain public order, protect the inhabitants of South Africa and their property as well as uphold and enforce the law.”