CoCT statement on Denel explosion 'reckless', says Metalworkers Union

The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa has condemned as 'reckless' the City of Cape Town's claim that the Denel explosion in Macassar on Monday, holds no threat to the general public.

At least 8 people were killed in the blast at the Rheinmetall Denel Munitions facility.

Limusa's Dloze Matooane says the statement by the city disregards the lives of the people who died.

Read: Families and Macassar residents mourn victims of Denel blast outside plant

We feel that was a very reckless statement of people who literally do not care.

Dloze Matooane, National Spokesperson

When you are saying what happened has no harm to the public you are actually isolating those who are injured and those who lost their lives.

Dloze Matooane, National Spokesperson

We also think that saying such things, relying on information sponsored by Denel, the very same Denel that could not put mechanisms in place to tackle this situation ...

Dloze Matooane, National Spokesperson

To hear the rest of the conversation with Dloze Matooane, listen below:


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