Businesses and shops remain closed
While the city centre was almost deserted early this morning with many businesses and shops remaining closed, large groups of people gathered in Galeshewe and other suburbs ahead of the massive march to the civic centre.
Roads leading into and out of Galeshewe were blocked from early morning by protestors amid a heavy police presence. It is believed that one person was arrested.
As the marchers moved form Galeshewe, they were joined by other groups of residents, who had gathered at the AR Abass, and other spots, including the Kemo, swelling the numbers to several hundred. A third group from Roodepan also joined and an ever larger group has already gathered in the CBD, where they are moving to the Civic Centre.
A heavy police presence, joined with municipal security officers, are standing ready at municipal offices.