SAPS tracing '12 people of interest' following truck attacks

SAPS tracing '12 people of interest' following truck attacks

Police Minister Bheki Cele says twelve people have been identified as people of interest in connection with the recent arson attacks on trucks.

Police Minister Bheki Cele truck media briefing
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"Those people are organised from one centre in KZN in the northern parts, and they are dispersed in different groups to do these things," Cele said during a media briefing on Wednesday. 


Since Saturday, around 20 trucks have been torched on national routes, including the N2 and N3 in KZN. 


Cele said there's a plan of action to prevent more attacks.

READ: Ramaphosa on truck torchings: 'We are coming after you'


"The plan of action from the police is already underway. No matter the motive, the country's law enforcement remains on high alert and is hard at work at preventing more attacks but also finding these individuals or gangs of thugs hell-bent on causing havoc on our roads.


"It is on this score that the SAPS has heightened police visibility and leaving nothing to chance in all provinces. We might add that we are thankful to the defence that is already in KZN. They are working with us, especially on those strategic areas - Mooi River Plaza." 


Cele says all major routes have been secured and monitored, with patrols along identified high-risk areas such as Mooi River.

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