The Gauteng Provincial Government on Monday said law enforcement agencies were on high alert to ensure the safety and security of the public.
The reassurance comes in the wake of threats of a national shutdown said to be for Monday, 23 August 2021. The shutdown threats doing the rounds on social media have also included a call to violence.
Premier David Makhura urged the people of Gauteng to abide by the law and report any suspicious activity to the police.
“I call on the people of Gauteng to work with the police and community policing forums to ensure that no acts of violence and criminality see the light of day in our communities,” said Makhura.
“Law enforcement agencies stand ready to defend institutions of democracy and protect economic infrastructure.
“The provincial government once again assures the people of Gauteng that law enforcement agencies will remain on high alert to maintain law and order in Gauteng.”