Jul 17

Report identifies truck attackers

City Press quotes a new confidential crime intelligence report as saying that an organisation of truckers sympathetic to former president Jacob Zuma, together with the xenophobic Operation Dudula, were the key instigators of the violent attacks on truck drivers, which rocked parts of South Africa last week. The report accuses them of taking the law into their own hands to force government and companies to acquiesce to their demands that government remove all foreign national truck drivers from the road freight industry with immediate effect. They also want a salary increase of 15% for all local truck drivers and for drivers without valid work permits be removed from their jobs.