- The Labour Court ruled against the bank strike on Friday
- News of the cancelled strike spread like wildfire on social media
- South Africans were left divided, with some blaming 'white monopoly capital' for the judge's decision
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the Labour Court has ruled that planned protest action in the banking sector could not proceed. Judge Hilary Rabkin-Naicker has granted an interdict against the strike meant to take place on Friday.
The bank strike that has had South Africans stressing about being able to access their funding was halted by the Labour Court on Thursday.
However, instead of being happy, many social media users started playing the blame game about why bank employees were not allowed to exercise their right to protest.
Wenza Ndaba, who goes by the Twitter handle @WenzaNdaba, commented: "Lomlungu bakithi. Why can't he let people strike in peace?"
Tshidiso Legodi, @3rd_spliff, added: "White interests are extremely protected in this fake democracy."
Another tweep, @MondeNtwasa, wrote: "Of course that doesn't look like someone who would like to be inconvenienced on a Friday."
Twitter user, @DAEDDIE08, said: "I need to start betting on these judgments they're becoming predictable."
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