- This followed calls by the Economic Freedom Fighters party leader Julius Malema, for a national shutdown to allow the protests.
- "What I would like to say is that South Africa is governed by the rule of law. We are a Constitutional democracy. Regime change can only come about through votes," Ramaphosa said.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has weighed in on the planned protests on Monday.
Speaking during a media briefing, Ramaphosa said there was no room for disorder and anarchy in the country.
This followed calls by the Economic Freedom Fighters party leader Julius Malema, for a national shutdown to allow the protests.
"What I would like to say is that South Africa is governed by the rule of law. We are a Constitutional democracy. Regime change can only come about through votes," Ramaphosa said.
"It cannot come around through anarchy, an unleashing disorder in a country."
Ramaphosa acknowledged that the right to picketing is enshrined in the country's constitution for the citizens to protest against issues they do not agree with.
He however said the right was not absolute.
"Nobody can just stand up and say I have all the right to do whatever I like...It is a limited right. It's not a right that allows anyone to be embarking on anarchy or disorder," the President said.
The right to protest, he said, was one that advocated the need to respect the rights of others.
The Head of State said it was illegal for persons to threaten those who did not want to take part in the planned "mother of all protests".
"I want to say very clearly. Disorder and anarchy will not be allowed in South Africa.," he said.
"We will not allow those who want to spread anarchy to do what they want here in SA."
Following the opposition's call, a video surfaced on Twitter inciting violence against those who will not participate in the demonstrations.
It said any pupil wearing a school uniform during the protests will be beaten up, as well as teachers and police officers.
The video was posted by a person claiming to be a member of EFF, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) said.
Malema said the EFF will not take responsibility for any form of violence during Monday's national shutdown.
Speaking during a radio interview he said they cannot take responsibility for things they are not bent on doing.
"We can't take responsibility for things we have not sanctioned. We have not sanctioned violence. It is the responsibility of law enforcement to always maintain peace and order in society," Malema said.
EFF is organising marches to protest against the country's power crisis, high unemployment rate, and poor education and has called on President Ramaphosa to resign.