Amid heightened police visibility monitoring potential flare-ups of civil unrest in the country, police said they were not leaving anything to chance and were prepared to take action on anyone committing crime.
Police, along with soldiers are again on high alert, after messages were circulated on social media, calling for a national shutdown on Monday.
Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela said they could not afford to be complacent.
“We are going to respond to anything and everything and once you threaten to commit crime, we have to be responsive. We’ll rather be responsive that sorry.”
Many fear a potential repeat of last month’s deadly and costly anarchy.
Some ordinary citizens said they were nervous. “The situation is very uneasy and also embarrassing as a country as well. We already have a terrible economy and they’re already making it worse. It’s not solving anything,” one citizen said.
While another said: “it is also a bit terrifying because if you look at the looting and the rumours of violence that are going to happen this time, you ask yourself where the country is going.”
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