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tshwane thumb100 The New Age reports that chaos could descend on the City of Tshwane on Monday as more than 3,000 private security guards have threatened to make it “ungovernable”.  

This comes after contracts with their companies were terminated by Democratic Alliance (DA) mayor Solly Msimanga.  Security guards whose jobs are on the line have vowed to protest until they are hired permanently. The Academic & Professional Staff Association (Apsa) representing the guards has endorsed the strike, saying that about 3,000 would be left jobless.  A representative of Apsa said:  “We have been wanting to sit down and engage with the mayor but he has not made time.  If we are not hired, we are going to make the city ungovernable.”  The SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) was warned that its members in the metro police will be asked not to cooperate, saying:  “All metro police officers already deployed will be recalled to their previous functions until the matter is finalised.”  Last week, Msimanga indicated that the city would use the services of metro police to save money.

  • Read this report by Ntombi Nkosi in full at The New Age


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