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RFAEWN reports that according to the Road Freight Association, more than 2,000 trucks have been damaged in the last 18 months as a result of protests over the alleged employment of foreign drivers.  

The N3 route between Johannesburg and Durban has come under the spotlight after several vehicles owned by companies that employ foreign truck drivers came under attack earlier in June.  It is believed that heavy-duty vehicles are being targeted by locals claiming that foreign nationals are taking their jobs.  The association said the attacks have left dozens dead and have caused over R1 billion in damage to trucks and cargo.  Chief operations officer Gavin Kelly commented:  “There has to be calm, they can’t go around burning trucks or people.  If there are companies that are alleged to be employing foreign individuals and not locals, those companies need to be investigated to see who is working for them, and if foreigners are working for them, then how did they get employed? Did they follow the legislation?”

  • Read the original of the above report by Edwin Ntshidi at EWN

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