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KwaZulu-Natal MEC for economic development, tourism and environmental affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube angry to learn about 14 workers who were locked inside a Chinese factory in Durban and forced to work.
Police were immediately dispatched to attend to the matter after being alerted and rescued the workers. The owner of this dust mask making factory is also behind bars at the moment.
It is said that these 14 employees have been locked inside the factory since Monday and forced to work in order to meet the high demand of the mask in the middle of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Police are also investigating whether the Chinese national who was carrying a rifle harassing officials is eligible to hold that rifle.
Further investigations that were made to other retailers showed that some customers were forced to buy each mask for R 780.00, which is an abnormal price.
The Chinese company Chen Lu owner will also face investigations by the department of labour and employment if the factory is healthy and safe to work in.
MEC said the complaint was brought to their attention by members of the public.