CNS Reporter
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17 Apr 2015
5:24 pm

Sasol to evacuate employees over unrest in Mozambique

CNS Reporter

Sasol announced today that it would be moving hundreds of South African workers from its operations in Mozambique after its employees in the country joined in anti-South African protests following the recent violence against foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

The protest action east of Ressano Garcia earlier this morning. Pic: Corridor Gazette

Company spokesperson, Alex Anderson said Mozambican employees of Sasol’s service providers had expressed concern over the reported xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa, Corridor Gazette reported.

“As a precautionary measure, Sasol and its service providers will facilitate the phased, temporary exit of approximately 340 South African nationals from our operations in Mozambique back to South Africa,” Anderson said.

He added the employees were also protesting against the presence of South African personnel working on Sasol projects.

“We are taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all personnel and will continue to facilitate engagement with all parties involved and the relevant authorities to work towards an amicable solution,” Anderson said.

“We have had no cases of violence at our sites, and the situation remains calm. As a result projects site work has been halted for the time being.

Anderson added no cases of violence had been reported, and operations at their central processing facility in Temane and the gas-fired powerplant, CTRG in Ressano Garcia, were running unabated.

Although there were no concerns as yet over their interests in Nigeria, particularly the Escravos GTL project, Anderson said Sasol was monitoring any developments in the country.

– Caxton News Service