Presidential spokesman Vincent Magwenya said Ramaphosa would attend to his duties as per his schedule on Monday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 36th Ordinary Session of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), in Ethiopia on 18 February 2023. Pic: Twitter/@AthiGeleba
JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa will not change his schedule on Monday as it is a normal working day.
Presidential spokesman Vincent Magwenya said Ramaphosa would attend his African National Congress (ANC) duties as per his schedule on Monday.
Magwenya was speaking at a media briefing in Pretoria on Sunday, where he addressed matters regarding the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) plan. national shutdown on Monday.
Magwenya said Ramaphosa was confident that law enforcement agencies would be able to deal with any chaos that may arise during the EFF’s protest.
“As much as protest is guaranteed and protected under our Constitution, the right is not absolute, and this right is not a ticket to any kind of anarchy or violence or to obstruct or impede the rights of other people with their lives” .
Meanwhile, the Presidency said that the Security Cluster had not overstated its response to the EFF’s closure.
Magwenya said law enforcement agencies have taken every precaution to ensure that Monday’s protest is safe for everyone.
During the past week, national and provincial security groups held several media briefings and walkouts to assess their state of preparedness ahead of the protests.
Magwenya said it would be unwise for the government not to take seriously the EFF’s threats to shut down all operations in the country.
despite a million requests eyewitness newsThe EFF has declined to reveal its logistical plans for Monday’s march.