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mycitiEWN reports that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has denied being behind alleged violence that has marred an illegal MyCiTi bus driver strike in Cape Town.  

It has also questioned allegations by the city that the industrial action has turned ugly.  The city claimed that two female bus drivers were held hostage on Wednesday, buses were stoned and passengers were chased out of stations.  The EFF’s provincial secretary Andrew Arnolds said:  “There was nothing happening.  No bus was stoned and no infrastructure was damaged.  The message also now coming from workers and us is that this is a peaceful demonstration, which we have shown since Monday and until today.” Police said no complaints over the alleged violence had been laid with them.  The striking MyCiTi workers are demanding to be employed by the municipality, instead of the Vehicle Operating Companies, which runs the service.  

  • This short report by Monique Mortlock is at EWN

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