South Africa: Govt warns strikers

source: Fin24
Aug 25 2010 23:31 Sapa

Johannesburg – The marathon public service strike and threats to “shut down” the economy triggered a chorus of appeals and warnings from the government and politicians on Wednesday.

“Government is extremely concerned about the inflammatory nature of some statements by a number of role-players, including trade union leaders,” government spokesperson Themba Maseko said on Wednesday night.

“These statements, including the threat to shut down the economy, are unhelpful, unnecessary and irresponsible. Such statements serve to fuel further violence and intimidation.”

Maseko condemned incidents of violence since the beginning of [continue reading]

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