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Ten employees injured in petrol bomb attack

Ten Rainbow Chickens employees were seriously injured when the bus they were on board was allegedly set alight by striking workers at Ziniaville Industrial area in Rustenburg.

The incident occurred at about 18:45 on Tuesday, 7th May 2013.  The Vaal Maseru bus was ferrying 63 workers including three security officers from the Rainbow Chickens plant on their way home in Kroondal.

It is alleged that a group of people, believed to be striking employees threw a petrol bomb at the moving bus.  At least six men and four women sustained serious injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.  One employee is in a critical condition and was taken to Milpark Hospital in Gauteng.

At this stage, police believe the attack might be linked to the ongoing industrial action at Rainbow Chicken.  Police are investigating a case of attempted murder and malicious damage to property.  No one has been arrested at this stage and police are monitoring the situation.

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