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durbanEWN reports that the state indicated in court on Friday that it needed more time to investigate the case against eThekwini municipal workers linked to an unprotected strike in March 2024.

Thirteen people were arrested as a result of the industrial action in which workers were demanding salary increases from the KwaZulu-Natal metro. The employees, currently out on R2,000 bail each, returned to the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday. They have been charged with public violence as well as tampering with, damaging or destroying essential infrastructure. It is the state’s allegation that they blocked roads with rocks and rubble and also burnt tyres and bins. Some of them were apparently recorded on CCTV footage destroying property belonging to the municipality. The matter was adjourned due to outstanding investigations. Previously, the City indicated that more arrests were imminent in the case, as various law enforcement agencies were working on the matter.

  • Read the original of the short report in the above regard by Nhlanhla Mabaso at EWN


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