- The Economic Freedom Fighters joined Dischem workers who were striking over wages
- The protests reached the Mall of Africa, and the mall was forced to remove the protestors from the premises
- The EFF said they wanted to show their support for the Dischem employees
The Mall of Africa in Midrand was forced to evacuate customers on Friday morning, 16 November, remove protestors from the premises, and only then the trading resumed as normal.
Dischem workers executed a planned protest, and it escalated into the mall. The workers were joined by EFF members who said they support the protest.
The strike was about the salaries of Dischem workers.
eNCA reported that the workers demanded a minimum salary of R12 500. They want salary increases as well as bonuses.
According to a report by The Citizen, about 2 000 Dischem employees joined the protest and wanted to show the pharmacy group that they are serious.
Briefly.co.za gathered that before heading to the Mall of Africa, the protestors threw stones at passing cars on the Old Pretoria Road and two people were arrested.
Three employees were shot and injured after police shot rubber bullets at them.
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