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satawu thumb medium90 101News24 reports that four toll booth operators were injured on Tuesday in violent attacks at the Mvoti Toll Plaza in KwaDukuza, north of Durban.  According to the police, the operators' protesting colleagues assaulted them.  

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said 50 protesting toll workers, believed to be members of the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu), used tyres, tree logs and rocks to barricade the part of the N2 freeway where the plaza is situated.  A structure at the plaza was also burnt, which resulted in a case of malicious damage to property being opened.  The protesters were apparently demanding an increase in salaries.  Police managed to disperse the unruly mob.  There were no arrests and a case of public violence is being investigated.  Satawu members also shut down several toll plazas between Mthunzini and Marianhill on Monday, as part of their protest.

  • Read this report by Kaveel Singh in full at News24
  • See too, Four injured in toll booth attack as strike enters day two, at TimesLive


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