Spate of attacks on trucks across South Africa is wreaking havoc

Spate of attacks on trucks across South Africa is wreaking havoc

A series of attacks on trucks and even truck drivers are causing serious chaos across South Africa. Motorists are advised to be cautious when travelling along the N3 toll concession road as trucks are targeted.

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News24 reports that at least 4 trucks have been burnt in the KwaZulu-Natal province. The heavy goods vehicles were torched in the Pietermaritzburg, Mooi River and Frere areas.

Motorists travelling along the N3 toll concession road are cautioned to be careful and should avoid using it at night.

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Meanwhile, a 50-year-old truck driver was attacked after pulling his truck over to take a rest beside the N1 close to Touws River in the Western Cape.

A petrol bomb was hurled into the truck through one of the windows, setting it on fire. The driver and his brother managed to get out, but he suffered burns and a possible ankle injury, according to another News24 report.

The man was also thrown with a petrol bomb but wasn't injured.

Briefly.co.za could gather that the police have confirmed that cases of malicious damage to property and attempted murder were being investigated.

So far, no arrests have been made.

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Truck drivers came under attack over the past few weeks in De Doorns, where they were pelted with stones.

One truck driver, Christopher Kgomo, reportedly passed away on 12 May when a big rock was thrown through his truck's windshield.

A murder case has been opened and 5 people were arrested for looting the truck.

eNCA reports that Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, said he will go to Durban and that an interministerial committee will take on some of the issues.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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