The government’s National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJoints), which coordinates law enforcement operations, says it will curb any crime if the alleged nationwide shutdown takes place on Friday.
This comes as no signed messages and placards calling for a closure are circulating on social media platforms, in part in protest at high fuel prices.
“Those behind these messages are warned and reminded that the ban movement of people is a criminal offense,” he told Col Athlenda Mathe.
“Law enforcement officers have been deployed and are on high alert to prevent and combat any form of crime.”
Mathe said “the intelligence agencies are monitoring the situation and the risks involved” after NatJoints on Wednesday by the Intelligence Coordinating Committee on the validity of the request for of a nationwide shutdown.
Provincial structures have also been instructed to ensure multidisciplinary response and that the necessary contingency plans are in place.
“Enforcement of the law will be carried out within the framework of relevant regulations carried out to ensure stability in the country.”
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