Cape Town – Striking MyCiTi workers have been released after the Civic Centre was placed on lockdown when protests began on the ground floor on Wednesday morning.
Five leaders were reportedly arrested inside the building but were later released, News24 reported.
Multiple stun grenades were let off in the area outside the entrance during a stand-off with police around 11am as more strikers came to join their colleagues locked in the building. Strikers outside the Civic Centre threw stones at police in retaliation.
At around noon, the arrested leaders were released, with the wildcat protest continuing outside the building under calmer circumstances.
One of the protest leaders, Johannes Gordon, claimed that they entered the building because the City's metro police said they would be assisted in speaking to new Mayor Dan Plato.