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strike thumb medium85 85Afro Voice reports that, as the strike at Luxor Paints in Boksburg, Gauteng, enters its tenth week, workers said that the company had issued them with a court interdict based on accusations of violence on their part.  

However, Joshua Hlungwani, a worker, said it was the workers who had had suffered at the hands of the company and had lodged claims against Luxor.  “Now the company is coming with accusations that the workers are the violent ones,” Hlungwani said.  He claimed that the private security service provider on the premises had shot workers and that another worker, Ngosingiphile Zwane, had been shot in the side of his head and his eye was removed as a result.  Zwane was apparently still receiving medical treatment.  According to Hlungwani, the police had to be called to the premises on two occasions to protect the workers from their employer and the security company.  While the employees of the security company were still stationed at the company, the last time they were violent towards workers was apparently on 5 March.  A Luxor Paints spokesperson declined to respond to questions.

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