ANC STATEMENT ON THE SO-CALLED SHUTDOWN
The African National Congress (ANC) expreses its gratitude to all South Africans who did not join the extremist and regressive so-called shutdown planned to take place on 20 March 2023. In South Africa there is no place or tolerance for vigilantism and forceful removal of an incumbent government. The ANC is fully committed to doing what the people of South Africa expect, demand, and deserve.
The ANC acknowledges that everyone has the right to protest, and in line with the rule of law, all protest actions must be lawful. According to the Bill of Rights enshrined in our Constitution, no person or grouping may engage in an illegal protest action or impose their protest action on everyone who does not support it.
ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
ANC National Spokesperson
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