01 February 2014
North West Premier Thandi Modise has
expressed concern about incidents of violence and called on AMCU to respect its
earlier commitment to a non-violent strike action.
Premier Modise’s Spokesperson Lesiba
Kgwele said she wishes to express her disappointment that acts of violence have
emerged amid allegations of intimidation of non-striking workers, barricading
of some routes and pelting of motorists with stones. She wishes to appeal to
striking AMCU members to respect the rights of other citizens, their freedom of
movement and their properties.
“Premier Modise has reminded AMCU
that while workers’ right to strike is protected by the constitution, the rule
of law has to be upheld and peace maintained to ensure protection of life,
property and the advancement of the rights of all.
The Premier’s plea follows reported
incidents that according to police occurred in Mmantsere near Mogwase, route
between Zinniaville and Khuseleka mine.
A bus transporting an Impala
Platinum mine soccer team from Olympia Park stadium
was allegedly stoned by a group of people at Freedom Park.
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