ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti has called on Zambian truck drivers on the South African route to be cautious on the roads following an eruption of violent attacks against foreign truck drivers in some parts of that country.
This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs Naomi Nyawali, First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa.
Maj Gen Miti said this in the wake of violent protects in Durba Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, in which hundreds of locally engaged truck drivers protested against the use of foreign truck drivers.
Maj Gen Miti said the safety of Zambian truck drivers was cardinal and advised them to ensure they avoided being victims of violent protests currently going on in some parts of South Africa.
He said the High Commission would continue monitoring the situation and advise accordingly.
Maj Gen Miti added that so far, no Zambian was affected by the violent atacks against foreigners, particularly more visible in Durban where a number of trucks are 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.