Government calls for peaceful protests

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pretoria – Government has reiterated its call for peaceful protests as some opposition parties march in Pretoria on Wednesday.

“We reiterate the calls for maximum calm and restraint that allows all citizens to go about their business, without infringing on the rights of others,” the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said.

The GCIS said in a statement government wants to promote mutual tolerance and minimize destruction of property and loss of life.

Meanwhile, motorists who will be travelling during the Easter weekend have been encouraged to obey the rules of the road.

Last year the Department of Transport reported 245 fatalities during the Easter Holiday.

“This was an increase of 15.8% from the previous year.  We call on all South Africans to do their part to end the carnage on our roads,” the GCIS said.

Furthermore, the department has wished President Jacob Zuma a Happy Birthday and good health as he continues to direct the programmes of government. –


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