Numsa leader out on bail

2010-09-02 15:40

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal regional chairperson of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), Basil Cele, was granted bail in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Thursday, his attorney Dinish Harkoo said.

Harkoo said the case against Cele was postponed to October 7, for further investigation.

He was released on R1 000 bail.

Cele was arrested on Wednesday, in New Germany, Durban, during Numsa's strike action in the motor industry.

Harkoo said a final charge was being formulated, and after investigations it would be known what Cele was accused of.

"The charge is not clear. There is public violence, intimidation and resisting arrest," he said.

Twelve other people were arrested near a Durban petrol station on Wednesday for alleged public violence and possession of dangerous weapons, said Colonel Jay Naicker.

Numsa members working at petrol stations, workshops, vehicle component manufacturers and dealerships went on strike on Wednesday, demanding a 20% across-the-board wage hike and a 40-hour working week.

The Retail Motor Industry (RMI) and Fuel Retailers' Association (FRA) have offered them a 6% wage increase.

Numsa spokesperson Castro Ngobese said as part of a strategy to exert pressure on the motor industry to accede to workers' demands for improved conditions of employment and decent wages, Numsa president Cedric Gina would lead a march in Durban on Friday.

About 5 000 workers were expected to hand over a memorandum of demands to the RMI and FRA.

"This march will be taking place amidst arrests and harassment of Numsa members in KwaZulu-Natal," said Ngobese.

- SAPA

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