Suspects depending on legal aid services were without legal representation on Wednesday as lawyers took to the streets to vent out their frustrations over working conditions.
The lawyers, some clad in academic gowns, protested outside Legal Aid offices officers in Braamfontein, Johannesburg complaining about alleged unfair treatment at work.
The employees claimed they had been victimised for raising their concerns regarding salaries and working conditions.
One of the protesters, Advocate Andile Mavatha, said the salary packages they were getting were not enough compared to the workload they were given.
“We are saying the employer needs to revisit the structure of salary packages including that of administrators and legal staff.