TDM strike: charges dropped

2011-10-05 00:00

PUBLIC violence charges against 36 Timber Door Manufacturers (TDM) employees were dropped in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrates Court yesterday.

Prosecutor Rene Padayachee told the court that investigations are not completed.

The employees were charged following the strike at the company premises in Chesterfield road, Pietermaritzburg, during the early hours of August 25.

The state alleged that between 150 and 200 protesters burnt tires, prevented the free flow of traffic and stoned vehicles, including five cars belonging to staff who did not participate in the strike.

They were all charged with public violence, malicious damage to property and obstruction of traffic.

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