Numsa strike: Violence & intimidation

Businesses were forced to close their doors after being targeted by striking workers.

Several businesses, cars and private property were damaged during a mass Numsa strike on 3 July 2014. Picture: iWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Many businesses on the East Rand have been forced to close their doors amid growing fears that they will be targeted by striking workers.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) embarked on a strike on Tuesday, demanding a 12 percent wage increase across the board, R1,000 housing allowance hike and the scrapping of labour brokers.

Violence and intimidation has been expereienced by many people around the city - these photos were sent to us by various witnesses.

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