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Telkom concerned sabotage may further threaten infrastructure

The company is concerned further acts of sabotage could be carried out on its infrastructure.

Picture: freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Telkom says its concerned further acts of sabotage could be carried out on is infrastructure, as a strike among some of its workers continues.

Employees went on strike last week demanding, among other things, an 11 percent salary increase and six months paid maternity leave.

The telecommunications company network is offering a R500,000 reward for information which could assist authorities after cables were vandalised this week in some parts of the country.

Telkom's Jacqui O'Sullivan says: "Historically there has always been a close link between industrial action and sabotage in the telecommunications sector."

But the Communication Workers Union's Clyde Mervin denies striking workers are involved.

"If we are proven wrong, we will have to investigate and find out what steps we have to take. We have no idea of such things that have happened. The pronouncement of the strike has always been to confine yourself to law."