WATCH: Truck drivers living in fear

Truck drivers are once again being threatened. Five vehicles were torched between Cliffdale and Hilton on Sunday evening. Courtesy #DStv403

DURBAN - Truck drivers are once again being threatened.

Five vehicles were torched between Cliffdale and Hilton on Sunday evening.

It comes after seven trucks were set alight two months ago, allegedly by locals who are accusing foreign drivers of taking their jobs.

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Local freight companies say these attacks are crippling their businesses as more than 30 trucks have been set alight in Durban alone this year.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Thulani Zwane said they have opened a case of malicious damage to property. 

"Over the weekend we had some trucks that were burned down and we have opened a case of malicious damage to property," Zwane said.

"We are also warning those people who are intimidating the drivers that they must not do so because that is a crime and those who are doing will also be arrested immediately.”

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The Africa Solidarity Network weighed in on the issue.

The organisation says South Africans need to change their attitude towards migration.

“Right now South Africa looks at migrants as a problem and I do not think that migrants are a problem and even when you look at issues of crime,” Percy Nhau from Africa Solidarity Network said. 

Source
eNCA

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