A group calling themselves “Jozi to Stellenbosch” has made threats for the “disruption of white privilege”. The group scheduled the riot for the 12th of August 2020.
On Facebook the group said “The mighty Pan Africanist Congress of Ntate Sobukwe says we must continue where they left off in 1960”.
The organization also stated that the riot will continue till “death”.
The Stellenbosch municipality issued a statement on Facebook:
The Municipality has taken note of the threats of protest, violence and intimidation made by a group who call themselves “Jozi to Stellenbosch”.
The Municipality supports the right of any individual to protest but with this right, comes the inherent responsibility to do so peacefully. The threats of violence, destruction and intimidation in the run-up to this protest action is a cause for great concern. The protest action is allegedly planned for Wednesday, 12 August.
We are in contact with the South African Police Service (SAPS) who are monitoring the situation and will act against any individual found guilty of violence or the destruction of property. Our municipal law enforcement officers together with our Stellenbosch Safety Initiative (SSI) partners have been placed on high alert and will be providing support to SAPS to ensure law and order.
We advise residents and visitors to the Stellenbosch area to remain vigilant and stay safe on the roads. Details on any possible road closure will be shared as and when we receive this information.
The group on Facebook mentioned that they will be dangerous to anyone “that is unfair to us”.
Other organizations waged their support for the riot.
The party made a statement on Twitter earlier before the start of the riot:
Currently being posted on their Facebook:
Edit: The current situation
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