Ghanaians in South Africa urged to restrict their movements in the wake of anti-government protests
Ghana’s High Commission in South Africa has issued an advisory to Ghanaians living in the country to restrict their movements to safe areas and avoid mass gatherings after Marxist-Leninist Economic Freedom Fighters announced a demonstration across parts of the country.
The country’s third largest political party called for a national shutdown today in protest of the Presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa. They say the 70-year old is responsible for the crippling power cuts, increasing crime levels particularly murder and Gender Based Violence among others.
In a statement dated March 17th 2023, the High Commission urged all Ghanaians living in the country to call the police for assistance when required.
“Whilst the organizers have expressed their wish for a peaceful event, previous protests and demonstrations have had violent incidents The Mission would thus like to advice members of the Ghanaian community to be vigilant to any such incidents, restrict their movements to safe areas, avoid mass gatherings and contact the police for assistance when required,” parts of the travel advisory read.
Already, the South African Security Forces say 87 people have been arrested in the last 12 hours across the country for public violence before the planned protest.
A tweet by the Economic Freedom Fighters earlier today read, “The fearless defenders of the Constitution are out in Tshwane. No army and no police can stand in the way of a revolution. It’s now or Never! Ramaphosa Must Go!