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Abusive truck owner tells driver to use brick to stop unroadworthy truck

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An abusive truck owner has told his driver to use a brick to stop his unroadworthy truck. This after the driver complained that the trailer had no brakes.

In a Whatsapp chat doing rounds on the social media the Durban based truck owner uses abusive language calling the driver all sorts of names. His offence is that he asked him to attend to faulty brakes on his trailer.
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Some of the responses where the chat was shared

Road carnage due to unroadworthy trucks

It cannot be disputed that unroadworthy trucks account for a lot of carnage where trucks are involved.

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In 2013 an unroadworthy truck ploughed into other cars killing 24 people at the now infamous hill of horrors. The driver claimed that he failed to control the truck after it’s brakes failed.

Video footage of the crashtrended around the world and triggered a massive outcry from many South Africans.

Gregory Govender, owner of Sagekal Logistics CC was charged for operating the unroadworthy truck that caused the Fields hill demise.

“No owner should allow a driver to drive an unroadworthy truck” Mchunu, MEC of transport at the time said.

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KZN MEC of Transport Kaunda acknowledged that the industry is dominated by foreign drivers, some who work in slavery like conditions.

This chat manifests exactly that.

The truck operator refused to answer all questions put to him.

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