- He said that during the period of violent protests, Zambian drivers were advised to park their trucks until the situation normalised.
By SILUMESI MALUMO
NO Zambian trucks have been burnt in the recent spate of violent protests in South Africa against foreign drivers, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major-General Jackson Miti has said.
Maj-Gen Miti said speculations circulating on various media platforms that four Zambian trucks had been burnt, were not true.
This was contained in a statement issued by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at Zambia’s High Commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.
He said that during the period of violent protests, Zambian drivers were advised to park their trucks until the situation normalised.
Maj-Gen Miti said the mission in Pretoria was making efforts to safeguard the Zambian drivers togeth er with their properties.
He emphasised the need for the Zambian drivers traveling to and from South Africa to be vigilant on the roads for their safety.
Maj-Gen Miti further advised the Zambian media and the public to get accurate updates on the situation from the mission or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to avoid being given fake news.
South Africa has recently experienced violent protests in which 30 foreign trucks burnt in some parts of the country, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal province.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has since condemned the violence against foreign nationals and vandalism affecting the road freight industry.