All Truck Drivers Foundation (ATDF) has moved to douse the rumour of a truck blockade on the N3 freeway. Messages of an ATDF truck driver strike running from August 02 2020 to August 9 2020 have been doing rounds on social media platforms.
“We are not planning any strike, messages doing rounds on social media are from our enemies who want to tarnish our image as the ATDF,” said Sfiso Nyathi, ATDF Secretary-General.
Videos, pictures, and voice notes warning of a week-long strike starting this Sunday flooded the social media raising fears of attacks that have always been associated with such protests before.
Nyathi went on further to say that while a strike is not part of their plan, for now, they are continuously looking for ways to make sure South African truck drivers get employed ahead of immigrant drivers.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated matter, a truck driver died after his truck was petrol-bombed near South African Breweries premises in Alberton on Wednesday evening.
The driver sustained 70 percent burn injuries after a petrol bomb was thrown into his truck through an open window.
He was stabilised and transported to hospital in a critical state but sadly succumbed to his injuries a few hours after.