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Temporary Pikitup workers attacked in Alexandra

Four people have been injured following an overnight attack in Alexandra.

Pikitup employees affiliated to Samwu embarked on an unprotected strike through the streets if Johannesburg.Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.
Samwu,Pikitup,Pikitup strike,Pikitup CEO Amanda Nair
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JOHANNESBURG - The City of Johannesburg has confirmed more violence and intimidation against temporary Pikitup workers in Johannesburg.

Four people have been injured following an overnight attack in Alexandra.

The temporary workers were cleaning the township's streets as part of Pikitup’s contingency plan.

Johannesburg’s Environment and Infrastructure MMC Matshidiso Mfikoe says clean up operations in Alexandra were going well until late last night.

“People came out and attacked the drivers. When I arrived at the scene I found that there were about four of them who had been injured.”

The four injured drivers were taken to the Alexandra Clinic for treatment.

There have been at least three attacks on outsourced Pikitup employees since the implementation of the company’s contingency clean up measures.

But the company says it won’t be deterred and will continue to clean the city while its South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) affiliated employees are on strike.

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