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joburgcityTimeslive reports that two former Jozi@Work employees have been arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe and will appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of causing malicious damage to property and intimidation.  

“It is alleged that the two suspects are behind the Jozi@Work protests which have taken place over the past few weeks‚” said Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba.  The two are said to have attempted to solicit a bribe of R6‚000 from their former supervisor in order to stop violent protests in the city and to prevent damage to infrastructure around Berea and Joubert Park.  Jozi@Work was introduced by the ANC administration to link young people with job opportunities through partnerships with the private sector.  But when Mashaba took over in 2016‚ he ended the initiative‚ arguing that it was benefiting the middle man.

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at Timeslive

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