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protestBusinessLive reports that the Johannesburg city centre was brought to a standstill on Tuesday as thousands of workers gathered to call for the safety of cash-in-transit security guards.  

The march‚ which was organised by the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa)‚ was held to demand that guards be given more weapons to protect themselves against heavily armed robbers.  In just 2018, there have been about 160 heists.  Protesters delivered a memorandum at the Gauteng legislature.  Protest leader Mdumiseni Mabaso urged the police to be more visible and called for firearm regulations to be amended to allow guards to carry higher-calibre weapons.  He also urged the governor of the Reserve Bank to ensure that limits were placed on the amounts of cash transported at one time in each vehicle.  The memorandum was received by Sonnyboy Mmatli on behalf of safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane.  He committed to meeting various stakeholders to address the workers’ grievances within 14 working days.

  • Read this report by Nonkululeko Njilo in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, Thousands descend on Joburg CBD in protest over cash-in-transit heists, at EWN
  • And also, Cash in transit security guards protest, traffic affected, at eNCA

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