Author:Darryl Oliver

Nov 08 2022

National Shutdown – 10 November 2022

8 November 2022

The DNU CPF is aware of the announcements by The Public Servants Association of their intentions for a National Shutdown, claiming that they want South Africa to be closed for business on Thursday 10 November 2022.

Whilst it is still too early to identify if or how this will affect our areas, we do not anticipate any incidents.

However, as a precaution, all key role-players have contingency plans in place, and are on a heightened alert status to respond swiftly and effectively should the need arise.

We urge residents to not engage in panic buying of fuel or other necessities.

We also request that residents do not share or take notice of unverified messages and voice notes but rather rely on their relevant CPF structures and/or other verified sources of information.

Further updates will be shared as they become known.

-ENDS-

Darryl Oliver
DNU CPF Public Relations – pr@dncpf.co.za

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Nov 02 2022

False News – Pharmed Vans

2 November 2022

The DNU-CPF has noted, with concern, the resurgence of an old WhatsApp message from July 2021 regarding stolen Pharmed vehicles.

The message that starts with:

“Please be advised that 10 Pharmed vehicles have been stolen from riverhorse and they are trying to gain access into estates and complexes pretending to be delivering medication.”refers to an incident from the July Riots in 2021, and is in no way to be taken in it’s current form.

We strongly urge residents to refrain from sharing this message, and relay back to whomever sent this to one, that it is false and should not be shared.

Group admins are urged to utilise the “Delete for everyone” function to ensure the message is removed from your groups.

-ENDS-

Darryl Oliver
DNU CPF Public Relations – pr@dncpf.co.za

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Oct 11 2022

Major Power Outage – 11 October 2022

11 October 2022

The DNU CPF is aware of a widespread power outage across Durban and surrounds.

The eThekwini Municipality has released a statement regarding the explosion at the 275kv Klaarwater major substation, which has caused a widespread power outage to about 50% of areas in Durban Areas in the Northern, Western and Southern regions of the city are still without power.

Technicians are currently investigating. At this stage the cause is unknown, but we request that residents refrain from sharing the WhatsApp messages insinuating that this was the result of an act of sabotage

-ENDS-

Darryl Oliver
DNU CPF Public Relations – pr@dncpf.co.za

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Sep 19 2022

SAWS Issues Level 2 Warning

19 September 2022

Inclement weather conditions can be expected across large parts of the province, starting from this afternoon into the evening. This has led the SAWS to issue a Level 2 warning.

COGTA has urged all residents to heed this warning and continue to be vigilant and to exercise all the necessary precautions, especially in cases where driving conditions may prove difficult.

Disaster Management teams in KZN have been placed on high alert and will be monitoring several areas that have been identified as being at high risk, eThekwini Metro being listed as one of the areas.

CPF and NHW members will also be placed on high-alert, and we ask residents to report any incidents to their relevant CPF or NHW heads.

-ENDS-

Darryl Oliver
DNU CPF Public Relations – pr@dncpf.co.za

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Aug 23 2022

National Shutdown – 24 August 2022

23 August 2022

The DNU CPF is aware of multiple Unions and other bodies who have given their support to the National Shutdown on Wednesday 24 August 2022.

We do not anticipate any incidents, however, as a precaution, all key role-players have contingency plans in place, and are on a heightened alert status to respond swiftly and effectively should the need arise.

We recommend that you avoid travelling in and around the proposed marching routes where possible, such as the CBD, major arterial roads and dense business areas.

We urge residents to not engage in panic buying of fuel or other necessities.

We also request that residents do not share or take notice of unverified messages and voice notes but rather rely on their relevant CPF structures and/or other verified sources of information.

-ENDS-

Darryl Oliver
DNU CPF Public Relations – pr@dncpf.co.za

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Jul 14 2022

Threat of Unrest – 14 July 2022

14 July 2022

The DNU CPF is working together with SAPS and relevant intelligence structures, to confirm and verify the messages and voice notes that are circulating regarding the potential bouts of unrest over the next few days.

Currently, there is no solid confirmation from intelligence structures that these are legitimate threats.

Nonetheless, all key role-players have contingency plans in place, and are on a heightened alert status to respond swiftly and effectively should the need arise.

We request residents to not share these unverified messages and voice notes,

-ENDS-

Darryl Oliver
DNU CPF Public Relations – pr@dncpf.co.za

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Jun 12 2022

Gateway Burglary

12 June 2022

At around 5am on Sunday 12 June 2022, seven suspects entered the Gateway Shopping Mall and burgled one of the stores by smashing the glass entrance door.

They fled in a single vehicle. Two shots were fired by perpetrators in an effort to clear their exit.

There was no shoot out between security and the perpetrators and at no stage was there any risk to life.

SAPS attended the scene with other security providers. SAPS will conduct the necessary investigation.

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Darryl Oliver
DNU CPF Public Relations – pr@dncpf.co.za

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Jun 08 2022

National Shutdown Notice – 10 June 2022

8 June 2022

The DNU CPF are working together with SAPS and relevant intelligence structures to confirm and verify details and information pertaining to the proposed National Shutdown on 10 June 2022.

As it stands, there is nothing firm or confirmed by any party, organisation or official organisers at this stage.

Nonetheless, all key role-players have contingency plans in place, however we do not anticipate or expect any major or severe disruptions.

We request residents to not share unverified posts regarding the shutdown and urging residents to urgently stock up, but rather contact your local CPF Sector Committee or security companies for updates and verified information.

-ENDS-

Darryl Oliver
DNU CPF Public Relations – pr@dncpf.co.za

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