Protestors from a South African-based climate activist group have disrupted Sasol’s annual general meeting (AGM) in light of the company’s controversial climate report.
The group, XR South Africa, forms part of Extinction Rebellion – a decentralised, international and politically non-partisan movement.
The movement uses “non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to persuade governments to act justly on the Climate and Ecological Emergency”.
The Sasol chair reportedly asked the protestors to vacate the building so that they could continue with the meeting.
However, protestors continued to shout over Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler’s address, making it impossible for him to address attendees.
Sasol initially adjourned its AGM for 20 minutes with protestors shouting, “We want to breathe, Sasol stinks”.
Soon afterwards, Sasol cancelled its AGM as it descended into chaos with protestors refusing to back down.
This disruption comes after several large companies publicly stated that they would oppose Sasol’s climate action plan, which was due to be presented at the AGM.
Read full article by Bianke Neethling for Daily Investor here.