Port strike turns ugly as 13 homes attacked

PROTEST DANCE: Numsa strikers toyi-toyi at the entrance to the Port of Ngqura yesterday. Picture: JUDY DE VEGA
PROTEST DANCE: Numsa strikers toyi-toyi at the entrance to the Port of Ngqura yesterday. Picture: JUDY DE VEGA

STRIKING port workers have petrol-bombed, stoned and vandalised more than a dozen houses and properties of non-striking Ngqura container terminal workers since Friday.

At least 13 attacks in Motherwell, Wells Estate, Kwazakhele and Zwide have been recorded by Transnet, which oversees the terminal.

A number of the non-strikers are running scared as intimidation drives them away from work.

Workers affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have been blamed for the attacks by Transnet’s Eastern Cape terminals general manager, Siyabulela Mhlaluka. – Yoliswa Sobuwa

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One thought on “Port strike turns ugly as 13 homes attacked

  • May 1, 2014 at 5:25 am
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    So much for South African democracy,you have the right to strike but not the right to go to your work and you are open to violent attack,wonderful,the world watches this turmoil and people wonder why investment is not coming!

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