Court issues interdict against EFF members protesting at Oyster Box

Court issues interdict against EFF members protesting at Oyster Box

- EFF members have reportedly protested alleged poor working conditions at Durban's Oyster Box Hotel

- Consequently, the Durban High Court issued an interdict against the protestors

- A representative for Oyster Box says no issues of poor working conditions have been raised with the CCMA

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The Durban High Court handed down an interdict this week against several EFF members who protested outside the Oyster Box Hotel.

The EFF protesters claimed they were there to represent workers who faced poor working conditions.

Reportedly, these workers had complained that they faced sexual harassment and racism at work.

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However, Tracey Lichtenberg, a representative of the Oyster Box's management, claims that the EFF protesters acted in an "aggressive and threatening manner".

She says that the EFF members merely targeted the Oyster Box, which is a five-star hotel in the upmarket Umhlanga Rocks area, for "political gain".

The protesters were reportedly dressed in EFF regalia, but the party has said that it knew nothing about the protest and did not sanction the demonstration, according to The South African.

Additionally, Lichtenberg rubbished the protesters' suggestion that the Oyster Box's employees were being mistreated. 

Indeed, she says that no complaints have been raised with the CCMA or any other body concerning the Oyster Box.

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Nevertheless, the chair of the KZN branch of the EFF, Vusi Khoza, has urged the hotel management to take the alleged harassment and discrimination seriously.

Khoza wants the management and the courts to follow up on these allegations, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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