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EFF protests in Brackenfell: Road closures for Friday, 20 November

Published by Andile Sicetsha

Hundreds of EFF protesters will descend on Brackenfell to make their presence felt at the height of racism allegations at the town’s co-ed high school.

EFF get court clearance to protest in Brackenfell

The political party won a court order that effectively granted them permission to picket outside Brackenfell High School, so long as it doesn’t interfere with the ongoing matric examinations.

Parents have been advised to maintain caution when they drop off and pick up their children and the City of Cape Town has urged locals to avoid the protests at all cost.

Since the protest has been greenlit by a court of law, public order police may be forced to use brut force against locals who attack the EFF as we saw in the last two encounters.

Police plan to control violence in the northern suburb

The best way to keep the peace in Brackenfell, the City warned, is to stay away from the area and avoid the Red Berets.

The town’s police has assembled a dedicated task force to manage the protest. Parameters have been set to confine the unrest and ensure that, whatever happens, little to no damage is sustained.

Tensions are expected to be palpable as the EFF showed its true intentions when its provincial leadership cancelled an important meeting with the Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer in the 11th hour.

This proves that the political party has no interest in finding solutions to the issue of racism in schools, Schafer told EWN.

Brackenfell road closures for Friday 20 November

The EFF battalion will be at Brackenfell High School at 10:00 on Friday morning. At this stage, it is not clear if the party will be handing over a memorandum to the school principal.

Motorists are advised to avoid the following streets that may be closed due to the protests:

  • Frans Conradie Drive between Okovango and Brackenfell Boulevard;
  • Paradys Street; and
  • Rogland Street.

Motorists are advised to practice extreme levels of caution when using Old Paarl Road as an alternative route to connect to Stikland, Bellville and the R300 highway.

The protest had not kicked off at the time this article was published.