South African bosses’ anti-worker violence

This is a video on apartheid in South Africa.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Cosatu condemns alleged assault

Wednesday 13 April 2011

The Congress of South African Trade Unions expressed disgust and outrage today at the alleged assault and degradation of four young black workers by bosses at a factory in Cape Town.

The attack reportedly occurred at midnight on April 5 after the four workers went to the carpenting factory to look for casual work.

After toiling without a break from 7am to 11pm they asked to be paid.

The bosses’ alleged response was first to beat them up and then to force them to commit sexual acts on each other at gunpoint.

When the workers managed to escape and reported the incident at the Mfuleni police station, they were fobbed off and dropped back at their homes.

Police only arrested the factory owners and charged them with assault, indecent assault, criminal injury and intimidation after the local Communist Party branch organised a rally outside the station.

The bosses are due to appear in the Blue Downs magistrates court tomorrow.

This is about the AC Wendy carpentry factory in Blackheath, Cape Town.

From The Independent daily in South Africa:

Two Cape Town men have been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting, beating and racially abusing four casual workers at a local furniture factory.

The workers, black Xhosa-speaking men, alleged that they were forced to drink urine, that their heads were flushed in the toilet, that they were called “k*****s”

“kaffers”, a racist insult against black Africans in the Afrikaans language

and accused of killing AWB leader Eugene Terre’Blanche.

Eugene Terre’Blanche was a South African racist and neo-nazi boss of a violent paramilitary organization. Unfortunately, now that Terre’Blanche is dead, his ideas still seem to be alive in some places.

Swaziland‘s trade union federation vowed today to maintain a peaceful civil rights uprising for a second consecutive day in the face of a brutal crackdown by King Mswati III’s security forces.

FOX NEWS HOST PROMOTES WHITE NATIONALIST THEORY Despite evidence to the contrary, Fox News host Tucker Carlson continues to tout a conspiracy theory popular with neo-Nazis about South Africa’s post-apartheid land reform plans and their links to an alleged ― and unproved — “genocide” against white farmers. [HuffPost]

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