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2011-10-25: Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) to monitor the "ANCYL March for Economic Freedom"

THE Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) wishes to assure Johannesburg residents, the business community and visitors that their safety and traffic mobility within the City of Joburg is of paramount importance to the department.

The department has met with relevant stakeholders and put in place a plan to deal with any safety threats that may arise as a result of the anticipated ANC Youth League march for "Economic Freedom".

On Thursday 27/10/2011 the JMPD officers will be out in full force to ensure that the City's by-laws relating to the safety of the City's infrastructure is protected and maintained during and after the "expected ANCYL March for Economic Freedom".

Traffic management will be beefed-up as more officers will be positioned in strategic intersections to monitor and ensure easy traffic-flow.

The marchers will converge at 08h00 at Beyers' Naude Square which is in the City Centre of Johannesburg. The procession will commence at 10h00 going through Simmonds Street via Marshall Street then to Sandton via Braamfontein.

Motorists are cautioned to avoid Simmonds, Rissik, Marshall, Juta and Smit, Oxford  and Revonia  Streets between 09h00 and 15h00.

The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department approves all marches in line with the Gathering Act no 205 of 1993 as well as the Road Traffic Act no 93 of 1996. Permission is only granted if applicants meet all the requirements in terms of the aforementioned legislation.

The office of the Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Public Safety in the City of Johannesburg headed by Councillor Matshidiso Mfikoe wishes to apologize to residents for any inconvenience they may experience and pleads for patients to all affected people during the aforementioned times.

Issued on behalf of:         
Councillor Matshidiso Mfikoe     
MMC for Public Safety
City of Johannesburg

Issued by:
Anda Mbikwana
Office of the MMC for Public Safety
Tel: 011 758 9149
Cell: 076 792 9769