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Law enforcement agencies on their toes amid ‘national shutdown' threats

Law enforcement agencies on their toes amid ‘national shutdown’ threats:

Security powers say they are on high ready and prepared to keep up with strength in the country in the midst of dangers of a public closure on Monday.

Law requirement organizations said they had set up measures through the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJOINTS) to guarantee the wellbeing and security of every South African.

“The NatJOINTS knows about provocative messages on different online media stages upholding for savagery. Those behind these messages are cautioned that inducing brutality is a criminal offense. Individuals from people in general are forewarned against spreading such disruptive messages,” said NatJOINTS representative Lt-Col Robert Netshiunda on Sunday.

Netshiunda said similarly, an alternate arrangement of messages is likewise doing the rounds where individuals are activating to react to the alleged closure.

Police have encouraged the public not to react to such calls.

“The general population is asked not to react to calls for viciousness and guiltiness, and are consequently deterred from taking part in exercises that look to oppose law and order and subvert the authority of the state.

“We are approaching local area police gatherings and related sub-discussions to work with the police as they normally do and to prepare the local area against any type of rebellion. Reputable residents ought to be quiet realizing that the NatJOINTS isn’t messing with these dangers,” said Netshiunda.

NatJOINTS cautioned that changed alarm level 3 guidelines stay set up.

“At present outside social events are restricted to 100 people,” Netshiunda said.

Last week, KwaZulu-Natal chief Sihle Zikalala discredited cases about a potential closure of the region.

Zikalala said posts and banners were coursed via online media claiming an all out closure would occur on August 23.

Talking at a preparation last Sunday in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic in the area, he said discuss a potential closure was an interruption and phony news.

“We would prefer not to be occupied by counterfeit information and we are not underestimating anything,” said Zikalala.

“We have gotten, and a few group have announced, banners coursing via online media saying on August 23 there will be a closure. We have revealed this to law requirement offices and we accept they are prepared.”