Evidence links to SAMWU official in Tshwane for torching of waste truck

By Makuwa Felicia

According to the City of Tshwane, there is evidence obtained several weeks ago linked to a senior member of the regional executive of SAMWU participating in the firebombing of a waste removal truck belonging to a city contractor.

“The video evidence shows a group of people being dropped off on the street, where they then proceeded to attack the waste truck and set it alight. Finally, they were collected by the same vehicle that dropped them off and then left the scene. The vehicle, identified by its make, model, and registration number, belongs to the SAMWU official,” said Executive Mayor Cllr Cilliers Brink.

The City Manager, Cllr Johanne Mettler, informed the Executive Mayor, Cllr Cilliers Brink, that the investigators have established that the official’s alibi about the possession of his vehicle on the day of the attack could not be verified, and as a result, he issued a letter of dismissal.

Cllr Cilliers Brink added that the evidence has been handed over to the South African Police Services for ongoing investigation, but regrettably, no arrests have been made.

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