Municipal workers trash streets

Bloemfontein – Municipal workers broke windows and trashed streets in Parys on Friday after storming out of the Ngwathe municipality’s offices following a salary dispute.

Free State police spokesperson Harry Nagel said about 300 workers protested.

“A case of malicious damage to property has been opened.”

Nagel said reinforcements were sent to Parys and police were monitoring the situation.

The protest came after salary increases approved by suspended chief financial officer Tladi Mokoena were held back.

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