Monday, August 14, 2006

Nine shoprite strikers to appear in court today

By Tarryn Le Chat

Nine people believed to be striking workers are to appear in court today for allegedly storming and torching three Shoprite Checkers stores at the weekend.

Police said that on Saturday about 10am, a group of between 60 and 70 striking workers went into the Goodwood store armed with axes, knives and pangas.

Police spokesperson, Bernadine Steyn said, "They damaged the doors to the store, papers were set alight and an undisclosed amount of money was taken from the cash registers".

The suspects, six men and one woamn, aged between 25 and 40, were arrested and are to appear in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court for public violence, robbery and arson.

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