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National shutdown | Ramaphosa says violence will be dealt with

President Cyril Ramaphosa is warning lawlessness will not be tolerated during Monday's planned shutdown.

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa is warning lawlessness will not be tolerated during Monday's planned shutdown.

He says police will deal swiftly with any form of intimidation.

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"We are going to ensure that our people are safe," Ramaphosa said.

"Any form of intimidation, any form of coersing people to act in a way which leads to violence, will be dealt with.

"We will not allow South Africa to be a country of anarchy."

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Ramaphosa said people are allowed to protest peacefully, but that "disorder" will not be allowed.

The EFF is calling on people to join a countrywide shutdown.

It's protesting against rolling blackouts and calling for Ramaphosa's resignation.

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