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Protests will be taking place throughout Cape Town today, with road closures affecting certain routes and bus stops in the City Centre.

Following Baleke Mbete’s announcement yesterday that the vote of ‘no confidence’ in President Jacob Zuma, will be held by a secret ballot – every South African will be glued to their TV screen, phone or computer at 2 pm to listen to the outcome of the motion.

For those of you planning on driving around Cape Town today, here’s what you need to know:

Road closures

Road closures on Tuesday will start at 09:00 and end at 19:00 on the following streets:

  • Roeland Street, between Buitenkant and Plein Streets
  • Plein Street, between Spin and Roeland Streets
  • St John’s Street, between Vrede and Roeland Streets

Protests

Protests will be happening throughout the city:

Grand Parade

Where?

The march will start at the Grand Parade, moving to Parliament via Darling Street, before finishing at the corner of Plein and Roeland Streets.

When?

The march will begin at 13:30, with marchers assembling from 09:00.

Keizersgracht

Where?

The march begins on Keizersgracht before marching to Parliament via Darling Street, Buitenkant Street, Glynne Street, and Vrede Street. The march will end at the corner of St John’s and Roeland Streets.

When?

The march will begin at 10:00, with marchers assembling from 09:00.

MyCiti bus routes

Certain MyCiti bus stops will be closed during the marches:

Route 102

Which stops?

The Castle, Hanover Street, CPUT and District Six.

Alternative stops?
Commuters should use the Darling stop. Commuters to the District Six stop should use the Zonnebloem stop.

Route 103

Which stops?

Darling, Lower Buitenkant, Roeland, Roodehek.

Alternative stops?

Commuters should use the Civic Centre, Adderley or Gardens stations.