BREAKING NEWS – Standerton business owners protest over use of Afrirent trucks

The Fire and Rescue team arrives on the scene in Minnaar Street.

UPDATE: 10am – 13 September

The businessmen of Lekwa are currently holding a closed-door meeting with Lekwa municipal officials.

The employees of the Department of Public Works have not been allowed to return to work.

The locks on the Lekwa municipal building have been removed and employees returned to work.

The Standerton Advertiser will keep its readers updated.

UPDATE: 12.30pm – 12 September

Protesters forced Lekwa municipal workers to evacuate the building and locked both entrances.

They vowed that until their demands are met, the protest will go on.

The Standerton Advertiser will keep its readers updated.

Local business owners burned tyres at the main gate of Department of Public Works in Standerton since early this morning.

According to them, the Lekwa Municipality should cancel the Afrirent contract.

They want a local company to render the services or the municipality, to buy its own trucks.

Read the full article in the next edition of the Standerton Advertiser.



Dumisani Zwane

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