Authorities in the Western Cape are monitoring reports circulating on social media and some media channels about renewed unrest planned for August 23.
In a statement issued on Monday MEC for Local government, environmental affairs and development planning, Anton Bredell, said the provincial disaster management centre was aware of messages that are circulating.
He said at the moment, there seems to be no substance to the warnings.
“Nonetheless, at this point we want to reassure the public that the provincial authorities continue to be on permanent standby across the province for any eventuality and our partners are prepared to respond in the event of any escalation,” he said.
He added that the provincial disaster risk management centre is meeting with the provincial police and the SANDF on an ongoing basis and that the situation is being thoroughly assessed on a daily basis.
“There is no cause for alarm at this point.”
“Members of the public with information or concerns are urged to share such with their nearest police station,” he said.