An illegal strike has halted production at Toyota Motor Corp’s manufacturing plant in Durban for the last three days, a company official said on Thursday.
The plant produces 120,000 units a year, with 50% of the cars destined for the export market and the rest sold in South Africa and neighbouring states.
“At the moment workers are striking. There is no production,” Toyota SA spokesman Leo Kok said.
At the time of posting, Mercede Benz SA and General Motors SA who also assemble some of their brands locally, had not responded for comment.