Two trucks were reportedly attacked by gunmen in south Africa – on the R59 close to Albertsdal in Gauteng.
According to reports, one was attacked at around 12 am and the second one after 1:00 am on Thursday.
The police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Brenda Muridili, when confirming the incident, said that, in one of the incidents, the driver was shot and is in a critical condition in the hospital.
“Allegations are that both trucks were set alight by a group of six men driving a Hyundai H100,” Muridili said. “Both trucks at the time had stopped along the R59,”- added Brenda Muridilli
Attacks on trucks overnight:
Two trucks set in fire: N12. One attacked on the R59 and three torched Lower Boksburg Rd. pic.twitter.com/zhsB6nY8rI
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) November 26, 2020
There has been an increasing attacks on truck divers in the country – as News24 previously reported that two trucks were attacked on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, five trucks attacked on Saturday and nine other trucks were burnt down last week.
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Tuesday condemned the attacks on truck drivers and vandalism of trucks in the country.
In reacting to the increasing attacks, the president of the Truckers Association of South Africa Mary Phadi, told News24 that the assaults arose from the fact that the South Africans aren’t happiness about the employment of truck drivers from other countries.