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Pta highways to be blocked off for farm murders – Rekord North

On-and-off ramps to major highways in Pretoria will be blockaded on Monday in a farm-murders protest.

Organisers said the protest would start around 05:00 on Sefako Makgatho Drive at the Montana Mall.

From there, protesters will move to other on-and-off ramps.

Highways targeted included the N1, N2, N3 and N4.

Spokesperson for Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, Vuyo Mhaga said the minister had noted the planned protest against farm murders, and called on the protesters to embark on their action peacefully and legally.

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“The minister acknowledges the right to protest and sensitivities around the challenge of farm murders,” Mhaga said.

“It is for these reasons among many that he met with AgriSA to listen to concerns raised and assist in finding a solution.”

Mbalula warned against blocking of roads using trucks and trackers.

“The police will ensure that protests happen within the rule of law,” he said.

“They [the police] will not tolerate any lawlessness, and any person who engage in conduct outside the perimeters of law will face consequences for their actions.”

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The metro police said they were aware of the planned protest.

They said a plan was in place to monitor the protest.

The protest organisers invited the general public who supported the cause to wear black on Monday for #BlackMonday movement.

Civil rights organisation, AfriForum, said it supported the initiative to wear black.

A gathering will also be held at the Voortrekker Monument in Centurion opening with a moment of silence in honour of the victims of farm attacks.

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