Army to Help South African Police Deal With Attacks on Trucks?
Following a resurgence of attacks on trucks that saw nine freight vehicles torched over the course of November 2020, a government task team held an urgent meeting with stakeholders and Police Minister Bheki Cele. The minister said that while 25 people had been arrested in connection with the attacks on truck drivers, the government was considering deploying the South African National Defence Force to help police quell the attacks. Members of the All Truck Drivers Foundation and the UmKhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association, have called for foreign nationals to be deported, saying that South African registered trucks should only be driven by South Africans.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned arson attacks affecting the road freight industry. He also expressed his concern at the effect of the violence on owners and employees of ... Read more »
More than 200 truck drivers, mostly foreign nationals - have been killed in South Africa since March 2018, based on research by the Road Freight Association. In response to the ... Read more »
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