Pretoria - Local business owners in Bronkhorstspruit have met Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa over ongoing protests in the area, the city said on Friday.
“They raised concerns about workers' safety and that of their businesses, and the loss in profit as a result of the protests,” Tshwane metro spokesman Blessing Manale said.
The business organisations included the local chamber of business and the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Ramokgopa assured the business owners that police would increase patrols and ensure that workers were safe going to and from work, Manale said.
Protests erupted in the townships of Zithobeni, Rethabiseng, and Ekangala near Bronkhorstspruit over the high price of electricity.