The South African Police have confirmed that 85 strikers have been arrested during the Municipal strike that started on Monday.

Rubbish in the streets of Jeffreys Bay. Photo by: Paul van Jaarsveld 083 521 5093

Yesterday, the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) lambasted the police for arresting its members in Cape Town and Gugulethu, saying its members were participating in lawful pickets.

However, Vish Naidoo from the SA Police said that they were showing zero tolerance to public violence and damage to property. He invited the union to approach the courts if it was unhappy with the arrest of its members.

Meanwhile in Jeffreys Bay, residents took matters into their own hands and starting cleaning up the filthy streets themselves.

Residents clean the streets of J'bay as the shops stand empty.

The CBD of the small coastal town has been trashed all week and there is rubbish everywhere. Shops in the center of town have suffered as business has ground to a halt, with many residents choosing to avoid the potholes and rubbish in the streets.

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