Strikers’ march: major disruptions expected in CBD

2010-08-26 00:00

POLICE have warned Pietermaritzburg motorists, pedestrians and businesses to be cautious as about 3 000 Cosatu members will be marching through the CBD to the premier’s office today.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said the crowd will march from Dales Park in Mayor’s Walk. They will proceed along Pine, Hoosen Haffajee, West and Langalibalele streets. The march will start at about 9 am and is expected to finish at about 2 pm.

Jeevan said that although the police will be present to monitor the situation, businesses are warned to take precautions, while pedestrians and motorists should try to avoid the route.

The march, one among many countrywide, is part of the ongoing public servant strike, but Cosatu also describes it as part of fighting corruption, which it says has benefited politically connected individuals.

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