The Mangaung Service Delivery Forum has resolved to suspend the total shutdown.

This comes after they reached an amicable solution regarding their plea to have the Mangaung Metro police launch halted citing irregularities.

The forum has submitted a memorandum of demands to the Free State government on service delivery issues.

The Mangaung Metro municipality was to launch the metro police today, however that has also been suspended.

Labour unions and oppositions have also been complaining about alleged appointments of Metro police personnel with criminal records.

Chairperson of the forum Potso Motoko says, “Mangaung service delivery forum hereby informs residents that the shutdown has been suspended with immediate effect. And all is under control, and everybody can attend to their business as usual – the schools, businesses and workplaces. We don’t have shutdown as planned due to the intervention of the provincial leadership.”

Total shutdown

In May, residents of Mangaung heeded a call for a total shutdown.

A few people reported for work and schools were closed.

The organisers of the shutdown were calling for the disbanding of the Mangaung Metro council and the removal of the City Manager.

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