Protests

Anyone blocking National Roads will be arrested – Nzimande warns

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says he has been assured by the security cluster that any planned shutdown or disruptions on national roads this Easter weekend will be dealt with decisively. Nzimande said that he has been advised about a shutdown by truck driver’s associations which is believed to be about the employment of foreign truck …

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Five trucks and cars burnt in protest at Hendrina

Five trucks and two cars have been burnt on Arnot/Hendrina road and also on Carolina road after violent protests erupted this morning. The Carolina and Arnot Roads out of Hendrina has been blocked by burnt trucks and motorists are advised to Both entrances on the Arnot Road to Kwazamokuhle in Hendrina has been blocked as …

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Trucks burnt and looted, driver injured in Free State

Three trucks were burnt and one that was loading frozen chickens were looted and blocked on the R76 highway outside Kroonstad, Free State police said on Friday. Police spokesperson Detective Sergeant Khobe Phiri said one truck driver sustained minor injuries. “On Thursday at about 9pm, a group of people from Steynsrus attacked the three trucks …

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WATCH: Trucks set alight near Mooi River Toll Plaza

Protesters have set seven trucks alight near the Mooi River Toll Plaza in the early hours of this morning. The attack on those vehicles has led to a total road closure there. “A disruption has taken place once again on the N3 – in the Mooi River area. It is north of the Plaza at …

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Protesters hijack trucks, steal diesel and batteries in KZN

A rowdy group of protesters hijacked two trucks and stole diesel and batteries on R103 between Colenso and Ladysmith on Monday. Early on Monday morning about 200 protesters blockaded the road with burning tyres. “They stopped and offloaded then set alight the crates that were on two trucks. The batteries and the diesel were also …

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Part of the drivers who downed tools at GSF Trucking in Chatsworth, Durban

Durban’s GSF truck drivers down tools, demand better pay

Truck drivers at GSF trucking company have downed tools demanding better pay and an improvement to their working conditions. About 100 drivers protested at the gate of the company’s premises in Chatsworth, Durban yesterday. Drivers told SA Trucker they were tired of being exploited by their employer. One driver claimed they are paid between R4000 …

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Bheki Cele warns truck drivers over Van Reenen’s pass chaos

Police Minister Bheki Cele commended the police on Thursday for arresting 62 protesting truck drivers who allegedly blockaded the N3 between Harrismith and Ladysmith with their vehicles‚ saying such behaviour would not be tolerated. “We have laws in this country and the full might of the law will be heard and felt‚” Cele said. “Police …

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Transport Minister issues Statement on Protests and the Targeting of Public and Private Property

The Minister of Transport, Dr Bonginkosi Blade Nzimande, strongly condemns the blocking of roads, and torching of public and private property by protesters in various areas of South Africa. Today, 20 June 2018, Protestors have blocked the N3 Toll Route in both directions at Van Reenens Pass between Harrismith and the Tugela Toll Plaza / …

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KZN to tackle illegal employment of immigrants in trucking industry

Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government says it is looking at ways to tackle the illegal employment of immigrants in the trucking industry. Yesterday, Premier Willies Mchunu met with truck operators who had been affected by the violent protest action at the Mooi River Toll Plaza on Sunday night. A mob, angry that foreigners are …

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Protesters burn trucks, fire live rounds at police on N3 at Mooi River

Durban – A wave of civil disobedience which saw trucks torched has forced the closure of the N3 and the R103 at Mooi River on Sunday night. Law enforcement sources with knowledge of the incident confirmed that traffic had been halted on the busy national freeway. They said that police units were in the process …

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