Violent strikers who killed trucker don’t belong to us – Satawu

2012-10-09 11:18

The violent strikers who killed a Cape Town truck driver do not belong in the labour movement and should face the law, the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) has said.

“We do not think people like that belong in our democracy and they do not belong with us as Satawu,” said union spokesperson Vincent Masoga.

A Cape Town trucker was declared brain dead after being hit on the head by a stone thrown into his vehicle, the Cape Times reported today.

Gary Stewart (41) had been on life support with a fractured skull and he sustained severe brain damage last Wednesday.

He was hit on the head while driving on the N2 by a stone thrown through the windshield of his vehicle.

The strikers were thought to be members of Satawu.

“No one associated with us can be involved with violence,” Masoga said.

He said that if any Satawu members were found to be involved they would face internal disciplinary process as well as the law.

“We are heartbroken at this. We send condolences to his family and fellow workers,” Masoga said.

“The criminals involved must certainly face the wrath of the law.”

Masoga said Satawu would cooperate with the police investigation.

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