Magwa Tea Estate employees warn SA about dangers of looting and torching shops, malls, factories, trucks and warehouses.

From 2010 to 2011, workers of the Magwa Tea Estate in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape province embarked on a violent strike that emanated from salary adjustment dispute. Some of the workers burnt offices, cars, the tea factory, destroyed residential property accommodating management of the tea estate and looted business machinery and other property. 

This unrest left one of the largest tea estates in Africa damaged and there was no production for many years, leaving workers without an income. 

While the Eastern Cape provincial government is progressing in the rebuilding of Magwa, which is now incorporated with Majola, Magwa workers are warning South Africans of the dangers of damaging shops, burning shopping malls and looting shops, factories and trucks. 

Audio Clip: uPhetheni Soyipha uthi akalalanga buhlayo yimeko yase KZN nase Gauteng, ulumkisa abantu ngokutshabalalisa nokutshisa izinto.

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