Zambian Truck Drivers Travelling To And From South Africa Cautioned

By Patricia Male


Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Major General Jackson Miti has called on Zambian truck drivers travelling to and from South Africa to be cautious on the roads following recent violent eruption attacks against foreign drivers in some parts of that country.

General Miti said this in the wake of violent protests in Durban, Kwa-Zulu natal province, in which hundreds of locally engaged truck drivers protested against the use of foreign truck drivers.

He said the safety of Zambian truck drivers was cardinal by ensuring that they avoided being victims of violent protests currently going on in some parts

of South Africa.

General Miti said the high commission would continue monitoring the situation and advise accordingly further stating that so far, no Zambian national was affected by the violent attacks against foreigners, particularly more visible in Durban where a number of trucks have been reported to have been torched.

According to the Road Freight Association in South Africa, about 30 foreign truck drivers have so far been attacked across South Africa in the last seven days.

This is contained in a statement issued by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.



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