The City of Cape Town says Law Enforcement Agencies are preparing for possible protests in the Metro.

Authorities have confirmed that they’ve been inundated with threats.

On Monday, Vangate Mall in Athlone closed its doors following threats of violence.

The City says it is working with the police to address these threats.

Some parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal have been plagued by riots for several days after former President Jacob Zuma was arrested last week.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, says they’re on high alert.

“For the moment, Cape Town is unaffected, but we are working on contingency plans to ensure that any such threats on our doorstep are addressed and defused as soon as possible, should the need arise. Our enforcement agencies are under the pressure, with all of the additional threats, at a time when they are also expected to police the disaster management regulations amid efforts to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases as the country grapples with the third wave of infections”.