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Slavery in South Africa: Police frees 14 people forced to make face masks

30 March 2020 10:42 AM
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A man allegedly locked up 14 employees in a factory since Monday last week, forcing them to make facemasks without pay.

Police arrested a facemask factory owner and rescued employees near Durban on Sunday, reports eNCA.

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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.

Read: Face mask factory owner arrested for allegedly exploiting workers

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

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30 March 2020 10:42 AM
Tags:
KZN
Durban
UMhlanga
Slavery
KZN Economic Development Department
Abongile Nzelenzele
Nomusa Dube Ncube
Coronavirus
Face Masks
COVID-19
coronavirus face masks
coronavirus in south afrca
covid-19 in south africa
facemasks

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