Slavery in South Africa: Police frees 14 people forced to make face masks
Police arrested a facemask factory owner and rescued employees near Durban on Sunday, reports eNCA.
The owner reportedly locked up workers in the factory for several days while forcing them to work without pay.
Security guards allegedly attempted to stop Government officials from entering the factory.
Abongile Nzelenzele played a clip in which KZN Economic Development MEC Nomusa Dube Ncube expressed her dismay.
We are very shocked and saddened… Very bad disregard of laws… 14 employees who have been locked up in the factory since Monday last week, forced to manufacture hundreds of masks…Nomusa Dube Ncube, MEC - KZN Economic Development
We applaud the Department inspectors and the South African police in restoring the dignity of these workers…Nomusa Dube Ncube, MEC - KZN Economic Development
Listen to audio clip audio below.
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