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There was mayhem at the Vereeniging magistrates' court yesterday when public servants demonstrated inside and outside the building.
The noise was caused bystriking members of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) who protested during the appearance of their colleague, Sydney Kokoropo.
Kokoropo is accused of damaging a vehicle that belongs to a clerk at Govan Mbeki Primary School in Orange Farm.
According to the charge sheet, Kokoropo, a principal, allegedly stabbed and punctured the tyres of a Nissan Navara on Tuesday.
The car was parked in the school's premises. He was arrested and later released on warning. The Sadtu members who demonstrated outside the court got inside the courtroom where Kokoropo was appearing. The court became so packed that some people had to seat on the floor.
Shortly after magistrate, Bruno van Eeden, had postponed Kokoropo's case, the striking public servants celebrated by blowing whistles and vuvuzelas inside the court.
The protesters then went outside the court building, where they lifted Kokoropo high and chanted slogans.
Phello Metsing, Sadtu's South West region secretary, then addressed the members, whose numbers had swelled.