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eskomEWN reports that according to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, Eskom is investigating a number of cases of violence and intimidation that took place during the recent lengthy Eskom wage dispute, including bomb threats and “acts of outright sabotage”.  

Responding in writing to a parliamentary question from Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosiuoa Lekota, Gordhan provided details of 16 cases referred to police for further investigation.  They include arson, public violence and malicious damage to property.  Gordhan said investigations into incidents of violence and intimidation, the destruction of property and acts of outright sabotage during the Eskom wage dispute were in progress.  He added that the identification of implicated employees, using video footage and information from victims, was also underway.  According to Gordhan, Eskom has undertaken to make sure that all matters of a disciplinary and criminal nature were subjected to proper investigation.

  • Read this report by Gaye Davis at EWN

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