Pretoria residents takes their frustration to the streets

Pretoria residents together with the Tshwane DA ward councillors made no joke about it on Friday morning when they took their frustration to the streets.

Centurion and Pretoria East residents and ward councillors were ‘up in arms’ in a peaceful picketing demonstration along different sections of the Old Johannesburg Road, Lynnwoond and Atterbury bridges.

ALSO READ: Tshwane metro supports Friday’s mass protest action

#Zumamustgo and Enough is “Enough Fire Zuma” placards were held high for motorist to see. Motorists in return showed their support by hooting their cars.

A resident who would like to remain anonymous said she hopes the decision makers would hear the plight for a better South Africa.

Ward councillor Marika Kruger, said she is amazed by the support.

Another resident Catherine Legodi, held her placard high and said it is time for new leadership.

Ward councillors Peter Sutton and Cindy Billson, along with Centurion residents, were visible on the corner of Hendrik Verwoerd Drive and the Old Johannesburg road.

Pretoria East residents were also seen on the Atterbury and Lynnwood brigde with placards.

ALSO READ: No permission granted for Tshwane march, says Phahlane

Late on Thursday the Chief Magistrate overturned the erroneous decision to to decline permission for the mass protest action taking place in Pretoria on Friday.

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has come out to say that he welcomes the decision by the Chief Magistrate.

Here are some of the locations you can go to for the Friday protests:

· Church Square: SaveSa and other organisation will gather at the Church Square around 10:00.

· Union Building: The Church Square crowd is expected to leave to the Union Buildings at 12:00.

Proceedings are expected to start at 14:00 at UB. The route agreed upon with police for tomorrow’s March is the Madiba Street, Safe Sa confirmed.

Protest at the Atterbury bridge. Photo: Ernst Botha/ Facebook

Protest at the Atterbury bridge. Photo: Ernst Botha/ Facebook

Protest at the Atterbury bridge. Photo: Ernst Botha/ Facebook

Protest at the Atterbury bridge. Photo: Ernst Botha/ Facebook

Protest at the Atterbury bridge. Photo: Ernst Botha/ Facebook

Protest at the Atterbury bridge. Photo: Ernst Botha/ Facebook

Peter Sutton and the last picture (Cindy Billson) are both on the corner of Old Jhb Road and Hendrik Verwoerd. Photo: Jason Milford

Residents on the corner of Old Johannesburg Road and Escourt Avenue. Photo: Jason Milford

Residents on the corner of Old Johannesburg Road and Escourt Avenue. Photo: Jason Milford

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