4 arrested for public violence during municipal workers strike

2017-04-13 20:00
The Amahlathi local municipality building was damaged during a protest. (Supplied)

The Amahlathi local municipality building was damaged during a protest. (Supplied)

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Eastern Cape – Four people have been arrested for public violence in Stutterheim following a violent protest allegedly by Amahlathi Local Municipality workers, police said on Thursday.

A municipal building was damaged and roads were blocked with burning tyres, said Captain Nkosikho Mzuku.

Mzuku could not confirm whether or not the four suspects, aged between 30 to 45 years, were municipal employees.

He also told News24 that he was not sure what the workers were protesting about.

There is a strong police presence in the area to maintain order and stability, he said.

The suspects are due to appear in the King William's Town Magistrate Court soon on charges of public violence, he said.

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