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protestNews24 reports that angry security guards who have been protesting outside the offices of the Gauteng Department of Health in Johannesburg following the termination of their month-to-month contracts, say they will continue the fight to get their jobs back.

The group of protesters raised eyebrows last week when female private security guards stripped naked while gathering in front of the building. Meantime, the health department has obtained a court interdict to remove the protesting guards from camping outside its premises. It’s been two weeks since the security guards left their homes to camp outside the department, hoping their demands would be met, but to no avail. The disgruntled group said on Thursday that they would continue to sleep outside the offices. Speaking on behalf of the guards, the SA Cleaners, Security and Allied Workers Union’s (Sacsaawu’s) Diphapang Potsane said that even with the court interdict in place, they intended to stay until their demands were met. He added: "We want our provident funds, UIF, and medical aid back because they were being deducted from our salaries but were not paid into the fund." Department spokesperson Motalatale Modiba said the Joburg Metropolitan Police Department needed to enforce the City's by-laws against the group camping outside the department's premises. One of the protestors, Nomsa Mosehle, said that participating in the naked protest had not been easy, but that it had been a desperate measure.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Aphelele Mbokotho at News24

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