On 27 February 2020, the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg issued a Demonstration Alert for protests planned for 28 February, which reads in part as follows:

“Location: Sandton

“Event: A demonstration is expected in Sandton on Friday, February 28, from approximately 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Protesters will march from Innesfree Park to Megawatt Park in Sunninghill. Roads impacted by the march include (but are not limited to): Katherine St, Grayston Dr, Rivonia Rd, and Witkoppen Rd.”