newsThe Citizen reports that the mineworkers allegedly owed R28 million by a company owned by former Northern Cape premier Manne Dipico have been forced to sleep on the streets of Tshwane.  

This came after they were evicted from the company premises by masked security guards.  It is alleged that more than 250 workers of Diro Manganese in the Northern Cape have not been paid their salaries since April.  About 40 workers drove from the Northern Cape to the Diro offices in Centurion to demand payment and on Thursday they were joined by more employees.  Initially, they slept at Diro’s offices, but on Tuesday night they were allegedly evicted from the company premises by security guards.  One of the workers said that since Tuesday they have been sleeping on the streets.  EFF leader in Centurion, Tsholo Mosingathi, apparently offered some of the workers accommodation “out of pure humanity”.


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