No protests in Springs, as hundreds gather elsewhere

Bridget: "Where are all the protesters?"

Hundreds, if not thousands, of South Africans have gathered at different locations in the country.

Numerous Springs residents have responded to a question posed by the Addie, asking if residents will join in any type of protest action, who said they will be participating.

• Read: All you need to know about the National Protests this Friday

Despite this, nothing seems to be happening in Springs and all is quiet.

Captain Johannes Ramphora spokesman for the Springs police says they haven’t heard of any unrest as yet.

The question posed to the community on social media was as follows:

What will you be doing?
We want to know what our community thinks of the situation, will the community be joining any protest action tomorrow?
a) No, I’m not interested in politics.
b) Yes, we need to stand together!
c) I’ll see how I feel in the morning…

Here is what residents had to say on our social media pages:

• Brandon Moss: “Yes, I’m going.”

• Rina Greeff Roets: A

• Innocence Eye Pakkies: “Zuma stepping down means the restructuring of the cabinet, can’t we wait for the next elections? I’m not interested in this protest, hai.”

• Charmaine Swart: “B, even if I can’t attend a march, I will be wearing black and not spend any money tomorrow [today].”

• Mapule Lucia: B

• Herman Lourens: “No. Zupta isn’t the only problem. The ANC government is.”

• Sanet Ballack: “Dit kan links of regs gaan. ‘Either’ dis n tyd vir almal om te wys dat die mense nou keelvol is vir al die verkeerde dinge wat angaan in die regering of dit kan mense dalk baie kwaad maak en dan gaan die water spat.”

• Melissa du Preez: “Unfortunately, I have to be at work. I’m hoping there won’t be any violence on the roads, because the anger is not caused by innocent people, so I hope the day won’t be ruined by unnecessary violence.”

• Emmanuel Lukhele:

• Gigi Kruger: B

• Thabo Tsotetsi: A

• Lourina van Vuuren: B

• Dimakatso Phori: A

• Liz Greyling: “Yes.”

• Evelyn Masemola: B

• Franci Swanepoel: B

• Cindy Johnstone: B

• Gert Coetzer: yes we need to stand together

• Mike Adendorff: B

• Magda Pretorius: “Ja, ons moet saamstaan in ons land, nie teen mekaar nie.”

• Milton Jantjies: C

• Benn Krüger: A

• Ilse van Huyssteen: “None of the above. I think that staying away will not change the minds of the ANC government, who is now siding with Zuma. I think the country cannot afford even more losses and instability and that is why I will be at work tomorrow.”

• Hannetjie Adendorff: “B. Yes, we must stand together!”

• Lynne Sutton: B

• Tina Smit: B

• Maps Morapedi: C

• Sifuba Steven Sabelo: B

• Bheki Bafo Phungwayo: B

• Nkosi Nkambule Shahidah Thandeka: C

• Penelope Penny Dube: B

• Zodwa Ramatsha: A

• Nthabiseng Kamogelo: C

• Puleng Queen: C

• Nonhlanhla Mnguni: B

• Tshokolo Jonas Malite: A

• Waga Mashigo Kagiso: A

• Mpho Mogopa: A

• Zanele Jennifer Lechelele: B

• Muntu Mutle: A

• Lyt Mseleni: B

• Thembi Merika Motha: A

• Muntu Mutle: A

• Busi Xaba: B

• Febezile Phunyuka Bamphethe: C

• Hazel Lerato: B

• Nomathemba Tshabalala: B

• Sbongile Mahlangu: C

  AUTHOR
Izahn Krige
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