Workers fear as Numsa strike continues

Strikers break down a gate of a factory in Gauteng. (Screen grab, submitted by Fin24 user)
Strikers break down a gate of a factory in Gauteng. (Screen grab, submitted by Fin24 user)
A business owner, whose workers are too afraid to come to work after his factory in Sebenza Edenvale was vandalised, says he plans to close shop and emigrate. He writes:

My factory in Sebenza Edenvale was attacked on Tuesday last week. Numsa strikers forced my gate down and threw rocks through the office windows.

My staff is now petrified to come to work because they fear for their lives. None of them are Numsa members

Just like the Numsa members have a right to strike, my employees as well as any upstanding South African, have a constitutional right to earn a living wage in order to provide for their families.   

Yet, my 50 employees are now not earning a living wage.

I am amazed how a political party such as the ANC, who upholds the constitution, cannot protect their citizens against an organisation like Numsa.

Personally,  I plan to sell my business and emigrate once the strike is over.  

Maybe all businesses will not be able to afford to continue profitably and have to close down.  

Numsa will then "intensify" their strike in front of the ANC's office and demand development of entrepreneurs in order to create jobs for their then jobless members.

Here footage of the forced entry and vandalism of the business:



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