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Medupi under control - police

2012-09-12 11:29

Polokwane - No incidents were reported on Wednesday morning at Ditloung village near the Medupi power station where workers are protesting, Limpopo police said.

"The situation is calm and under control at the moment. There were no reports of violence throughout Tuesday night," Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said.

Three buses used to transport workers to the power station were set alight at about 01:00 on Tuesday.

Police were investigating the cause of the fires. No one was injured and no arrests have been made.

On Thursday last week, about 80 workers contracted by Murray & Roberts Construction and Grinaker-LTA damaged several vehicles and some equipment at the power plant.

The workers went on protest because the contracts of about 600 local employees were due to end.

Otto said four people were arrested for intimidation on Tuesday morning in Lephalale village, where Medupi is situated.

Police confiscated a vehicle, a banner and a loud hailer from protesters.

Comments
  • kwenaeza - 2012-09-12 11:38

    Moloko Maeko sort out the mess

  • john.dough.5836711 - 2012-09-12 11:54

    A contract has a beginning and an end. Why accept the contract of employment knowing very well that it will eventually end and you will be unemployed as per the terms of the contract? Do they expect these companies to offer evergreen contracts? This sense of entitlement is going to be the ruin of South Africa.

      frank.kistler.31 - 2012-09-12 12:03

      lol....this is pure africa buddy...we demand or else!!! lol

      godfrey.welman - 2012-09-12 14:51

      Message to ANC/Cosatu....what you sow you reap.

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