EFF protesters set two cars on fire at Illovo Sugar Mill

2015-09-16 10:42
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Durban - Police have said that the EFF were able to burn two cars at the illegal strike at Illovo on Monday in the chaos after supporters rushed an injured member to hospital.

The EFF stormed the mill on Monday in an illegal protest against Illovo allegedly employing staff on a temporary basis for over 15 years instead of employing them permanently.

The protesters and police said an EFF member was then shot by an Illovo security guard while the crowd was chanting outside one the entrances.

Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Constable Mthokozisi Ngobese said after the man was shot, the crowd picked up the body and ran to a private vehicle to take the man to hospital.

Ngobese said it had appeared to the police that the crowd would follow the car to the hospital, however, they ran towards another entrance and set alight the alleged shooter’s car.

“There was another group that was not visible to the police who ran to a third entrance and then set alight a company car,” said Ngobese.

Ngobese said the matter, as well as the shooting, was being investigated and a case of malicious damage to property had been opened against the protesters. The alleged shooter has been arrested and is expected to appear in court on Wednesday on a charge of murder.

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