37 held for public violence
Sasolburg - Police arrested 37 people on
public violence charges after workers from a Sasolburg business apparently took
part in an illegal gathering, police said on Friday.
Spokesperson Constable Sellwane Mapamela said
police used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of about 500 workers
that had gathered illegally at the business.
"Their (labour) representatives had
negotiations with management but they never reach an agreement."
Mapamela said police informed the group that
the gathering was illegal and gave them reasonable time to disperse, but the
During the police action members of the group
ran towards Zamdela, while damaging property and disturbing pupils at a school.
They also threw stones at police and damaged
Mapamela said 37 people, five women and 32
men, were arrested and detained at the Sasolburg police station.
They face charges of public violence and
malicious damage to property and would appear in the Sasolburg Magistrate's
Court on Tuesday, next week.