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Zimbabwe, Lesotho Seasonal Farmworkers Clash Over Jobs In South Africa

Zimbabwe, Lesotho Seasonal Farmworkers Clash Over Jobs In South Africa

Seasonal farmworkers from Lesotho and Zimbabwe in Nkqubela Township, Western Cape, clashed over jobs on Thursday.

Officers from the Public Order Police (POP) were despatched to Robertson at the Cape Winelands following the clashes and are monitoring the situation.

A number of people sustained moderate injuries after the two groups clashed before the police arrived.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa refuted reports that several people and children had been hacked during the clashes. Said Poletwa:

Social media reports indicating that individuals died and children were hacked as a result of the clashes in Robertson are refuted as fake news aimed at causing unnecessary panic.

Meanwhile, mediation efforts continue between the warring parties with the local SAPS, the municipality, the farming community and the department of labour playing a leading role.

Potelwa said a group of people sought refuge outside the Robertson Police Station in fear of possible attacks on Thursday night.

She however did not disclose the nationality of the people who sought shelter at the police station.

More: The Citizen

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imii 2 months ago

it's not Hondo yeminda ihondo yebasa of which farm labourers

inini 2 months ago

eish dai madzoka kumusha boiz ummmm

Gaffer 2 months ago

They were fighting for jobs with foreigners from Lesotho... locals don't work in farms

.. 2 months ago

Guys nemaorero akaita Zimbabwe aya munhu ahadzoke kunhamo musatambe imi

Zvimbazi 2 months ago

Chimurenga Cheminda kumusha kusiri kwako .

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