I am Tumi Mabaso, the HR Manager of the Lion Match Rosslyn Factory. I am based at the factory. On 9th May 2022 we received a copy of a memorandum that was meant for PRADA factory and Afrit. This memorandum was clearly not for Lion Match as Lion Match did not receive any prior correspondence from Dudula organisation prior to this memorandum and the memorandum makes reference to those companies and not Lion Match itself. In the circumstances, Lion match was not obliged to respond to correspondence not involving the other companies.
On 24th May 2022, Dudula started a protest action outside the gates of Lion Match blocking it and preventing vehicles, employees and visitors from entering or leaving the premises. This action was illegal and totally uncalled for. The crowd of approximately 100 people became volatile and threatening. It was indicated by Dudula that it did not matter whether or not any employees that the company may have were legal or illegal immigrants.
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