MTN South Africa has filed criminal charges against a group of striking Communication Workers Union (CWU) members, who on 27 June 2015 allegedly attacked an MTN retail outlet. The attackers allegedly assaulted and intimidated staff in the process.
The CWU has denied any violence associated with the strike “at the picket line”, saying it cannot be held responsible for the actions of its members that do not form part of the official union protest. This is according to a report via Telecompaper.
According to the report an MTN spokesperson stated that the perpetrators of the MTN store attack – in which staff members were forced to flee after being allegedly assaulted and threatened with being set alight – identified themselves as CWU union members. The spokesperson revealed that security camera footage captured the incident and has been handed over to police investigators to identify the attackers.