The DA has condemned the vicious assault on the mayor of Baviaans Municipality, Ewald Loock, who was hit over the head with a knobkierie by striking workers in Willowmore.
“The local Willowmore police have failed to act and ensure that the striking workers do not damage municipal property and assault employees in keeping with a court order.
The police cannot stand idly by while violent assault and damage to property are the order of the day,” said Malcolm Figg from the DA.
“The Police are now going to deploy a Public Order Policing Unit (POPS) to Willlowore. This should have happened long ago,” added Figg.
The strike is around pay parity, as a result of the Rietbron-area being added to the Baviaans Municipality.