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NationalZooNews24 reports that a non-striking employee of the National Zoological Gardens of SA (NZG) in Pretoria was allegedly assaulted as he tried to get to work on Tuesday morning.  

Employees affiliated to the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) began a strike on 8 July in relation to overtime pay.  Zoo spokeman Craig Allenby said:  "They beat him, but he managed to get away.  He wasn’t too badly hurt, but it was very traumatic for him."  Other employees were also intimidated and prevented from entering the zoo to work, Allenby said, adding that some were traumatised by the experience and had since gone home.  There have also been some incidents of damage to property, as well as litter strewn across the zoo entrance.  The zoo has laid criminal charges.  Allenby also said enough staff managed to get into work on Tuesday for the animals to be fed and looked after.

  • Read this report by Alex Mitchley in full at News24
  • Read too, Strike continues at National Zoo, at The Citizen

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