By Makuwa Felicia
On Wednesday morning at Potgiter and Church Street, two municipal trucks were burnt to ashes. Meanwhile, another truck was burnt at the Engen Garage near Hornsnek. City of Tshwane bakkie, a water & Sanitation and an A Re Yeng Bus were damaged in violent incidents that occurred in the Pretoria CBD.
“It seems like we are no longer dealing with an illegal strike action but it was coordinated criminal attack. The strike has now escalated into what the coalition government believes is organised violence aimed at destabilising Tshwane by attacking the city, it’s property and its employees”, said MMC for Community safety, Grandi Theunissen.
The executive mayor, Cllr Cilliers Brink, asked the metro police to take a closer look at investigating the matter and arresting these criminals.
South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) has denied ongoing strike action or disobeying disputed implementation of a wage agreement deal.