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Tshwane Employees Face Public Violence Charges in Pretoria Court



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On Friday, four City of Tshwane employees are set to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court, facing charges of public violence stemming from their arrest during a march organised by the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) on Wednesday as reported by the SABC News.

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During the protest, hundreds of Tshwane employees marched to Tshwane House, the municipal office in Pretoria CBD, to demand higher salaries. However, the situation turned chaotic as disgruntled workers clashed with the police.

As a result of the clashes, the four Tshwane employees were arrested on Wednesday and later detained at Lyttelton police station.

City of Tshwane Spokesperson Selby Bokaba revealed that in addition to the external charges, the employees have also been served with a notice of intention to suspend. They are facing three internal charges related to gross misconduct, malicious property damage, and breach of an employment contract. These charges were presented to the employees while they were in police custody. The City administration has taken a strong stance against employees accused of serious wrongdoing and aims to foster ethical conduct in the workplace.


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