SATAWU condemns burning, hijacking of trucks

SATAWU condemns burning, hijacking of trucks

The South Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) is condemning the continued hijacking and burning of trucks in different parts of the country. 

Truck violence

KZN has been one of those provinces that's seen a spike in long-distance truck attacks, especially along the N3 route. 

Just last week the Road Freight Association reported that at least 9 trucks were attacked and set alight with drivers injured in the attacks. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has also weighed in on the attacks saying government will not tolerate the mindless act. 

READ: Bheki Ntuli urges political leaders to ensure tolerance in KZN

Union's spokesperson Jack Mazibuko also condemns truck owners who are employing foreigners when driving is not a scares skill in the country. 

"We had a number of engagements with different institutions, such as the department of labour, home affairs and police." 

"Together with these associations we have raised concerns to say all the employees that have employed foreign drivers who don't have documentation must stop doing that, and we still maintain that," he says.  

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