Riots by alleged pro-Zuma protesters left a trail of destruction in KwaZulu-Natal, following the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.
A total of 33 trucks were engulfed by flames in KwaZulu-Natal.
– 25 trucks were torched along the N3 highway in Mooi River;
– 6 trucks were burnt on the N2 in Mfekayi;
– 1 truck was set alight on the R103 road;
– 1 truck was burnt down in Umgababa
Metro police in KwaZulu-Natal dispersed protesters and cleared debris from roads on Friday as #FreeJacobZuma protests continue.
Groups of Jacob Zuma protesters caused three illegal protests on KwaZulu-Natal North Coastal roads leading to minor traffic jams in KwaDukuza, the Mvoti Toll Plaza and the entrance to Ballito on Thursday.
Jacob Zuma surrendered himself to police less than an hour before midnight on Wednesday after a night of high drama during which a battalion heavily armed police units was on its way to arrest the former statesman at his home in Nkandla, in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
A truck driver was lucky to escape with his life when his truck was petrolbombed on the N3 southbound just before the Mooi River toll plaza.
He said a group of people through a petrol bomb on his truck and it caught fire.
The driver had to abandon the truck and run for dear life
At least 33 trucks were set alight, leaving a trail of destruction in the province.
Provincial road traffic inspectorate spokesperson, Zinhle Mngomezulu, said 25 trucks were reduced to ashes in Mooi River. The R103, an alternative route that was used while the N3 was closed, was also closed after a truck was set alight Friday night.
SA Trucker advises truckers to avoid night time driving in the province as there hasn’t been any guarantee that attacks will not happen again after sunset.
At the time of publishing, trucks were still stuck on the N3 on both sides of Mooi River tollgate raising fears that if they don’t move before dark they may be attacked.
Drivers are urged to keep on checking traffic updates before going back onto the highways.