3 arrested over Medupi protest

2011-05-11 14:10

Polokwane - Limpopo police have arrested three people for public violence and arson over the six vehicles that were torched during a protest in Lephalale, they said on Wednesday.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the situation at Medupi power station was quiet and that police were monitoring the area.

On Tuesday, thousands of protesters torched two buses and damaged two police vehicles and two cars in the area.

They claimed Eskom was not considering local people for positions of boilermakers and were placing only foreigners.

"Eskom has closed the station. It will only be operational for business once the issues have been sorted out," said Mulaudzi.

  • - 2011-05-11 14:20

    All the trained boiler makers were "pushed" out of the country to make way for BEE policies. I heard that most of these foreigners are Asians, therefore probably Chinese, who were granted BEE status. So, as you ANC voters can now see, the goverment does not quite have your interests at heart.

  • saabnut - 2011-05-11 14:30

    They must be sinister third force infiltrators, trying to discredit NUMSA (and the Alliance) before the elections.

      saabnut - 2011-05-11 14:31

      Or knowing how things work here- it must be the DA... - 2011-05-11 14:35

      Blerrie egents!

  • Ms Practical - 2011-05-11 14:37

    Question is did they arrest anyone for the same behaviour at Kusile or is that investigation being swept under the carpet?

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