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By Citizen Reporter

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WATCH: Protesting municipal workers get reckless with construction vehicles

Municipal workers on strike used some heavy machinery to get their point across, blocking roads and leaving a trail of destruction.


A municipal strike turned ugly in Durban when municipal workers damaged roads in their demand to be heard.

The disgruntled eThekwini water and sanitation department workers have taken the law into their own hands, demanding to meet with municipal managers to air their grievances.

Police were alerted to the protest on Tuesday, where the workers have blockaded roads using construction vehicles.

In videos circulating on social media, the municipal workers appear to be damaging roads.

Video footage of a TLB leaving marks on a road has been circulating.

The protest was followed by another protest in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday, where upset residents in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, took to the streets, burning tyres and blockading roads.

Police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge said about 100 residents barricaded the Addo Road in various locations up to the intersection of the R335 and R334 in Motherwell.

Angry residents are said to be unhappy about electricity supply in the area, which has been irregular since last Friday.

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