SA’s biggest metros resembled ghost towns on Monday as the EFF, the country’s third-largest political party, embarked on protests to demand an end to load-shedding and for President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign.

There was heightened security in the capital city Tshwane, where a large contingent of police officers and soldiers carrying assault rifles kept a close watch on proceedings around the Church Square precinct where the red berets expect to be addressed by their leaders...

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