City of Cape Town law enforcement officers are on standby, should lawlessness break out as a result of the shutdown.

The City says they’ll be offering support to the national police’s public order policing unit, while COSATU picket outside the PRASA offices and SAFTU march to the Civic Centre, Provincial Legislature and Parliament.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, says enforcement services are on alert.

“We appeal to the organisers of the demonstrations to ensure that their members adhere to the conditions set out, and to ensure that proceedings are peaceful. Our enforcement services will also be on alert for any other possible disruptions in other parts of the city”.