Parliament - Police are investigating at least 167 cases of violence related to the strike at the SA Post Office (Sapo), Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele said on Wednesday.
Replying to questions in the National Assembly, Cwele said the violence associated with the over two-month-long strike was very worrying.
“As of this morning, 167 cases have been reported to police. These cases include instances of malicious damage to property, intimidation and assault,” Cwele said.
Cwele would continue engaging the post office and union leadership in a bid to ensure employees returned to work.
On the financial crisis at the post office, Cwele said a turnaround strategy would be implemented.