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Poor truck drivers attacked in front of police officers

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Two Checkers drivers were attacked in front of police officers not far from Robert Sobukwe Drive where two other trucks were looted on Monday.

Outnumbered SAPS officers watched helplessly as looters made light of the hefty work of unloading the truck.

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Western Cape police confirmed that two truck drivers were injured in a mob attack on Robert Sobukwe Drive, their trucks were also looted, apparently also in front of police officers.

Four people were arrested in connection with the incident.

“According to information, the drivers, aged 32 and 46, sustained injuries as the trucks were pelted with stones. One was transported to a medical facility, while the other was treated on the scene.

“A group of people helped themselves to the contents inside the trucks,” said Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana.

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Later, police were able to follow up on information received and arrested four people.

A woman, aged 27, and a man, aged 28, were arrested for public violence.

Two more people, aged 24 and 30, were then also arrested in Netreg in Cape Town for being “in possession of presumed stolen property”, Rwexana said.

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