Kokstad municipality staff embark on protest

2014-07-04 13:08


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Johannesburg - Staff at the Kokstad municipality embarked on a protest on Friday, the KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance and traditional affairs department said.

"Our team is already on site, assessing the local challenges and specifically the state of municipal finances and the legitimacy of recent council decisions in this regard," MEC Nomusa Dube said.

The team that had been dispatched would investigate the cause of the strike, concerns by employees, residents, and other stakeholders.

"We also note the protest action by management within the municipality.

"While we respect the rights of all citizens to engage in such actions as enshrined in our Constitution, we consistently call on all parties to settle their differences speedily in order to minimise the risk of compromising service delivery and the functioning of the municipality," Dube said.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane could not confirm the protest.

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