The Department of Home Affairs have managed to arrest a number of undocumented truck drivers during an early morning raid at a truck stop in Port Elizabeth.
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said that his department was working very hard to deal with reports that there was a number of illegal immigrants employed in the trucking industry.
A task team comprising of the Dept of Transport, Dept of Home Affairs and South African Police Service (SAPS) was formed to investigate the drivers’ claims.
Local South African truck drivers have been advocating for the removal of all non-South African truck drivers.
The move by the task team will surely be good news for local truck drivers who claim that they sit at home unemployed while undocumented immigrants are employed.
This especially as these operations are done countrywide.