×

We've got news for you.

Register on Sunday Times at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

We’re terrified of the highway to hell, say truckers

News

We’re terrified of the highway to hell, say truckers

Truck attacks have taken a toll on SA’s economy, roads and most importantly the drivers

Reporter

When Free State truck driver Simon Mokoena now gets into his 18-wheeler to embark on a long-haul journey, he has no idea whether he will return home safely to his wife and children.

These days it’s not the risk of hijacking, unsafe roads or fatigue that threatens his safety but rather a violent group that has petrol-bombed, shot at and thrown rocks at truck drivers to get them off the roads.

The 43-year-old KwaZulu-Natal truck driver recently fell victim to an ambush along the R76, between Kroonstad and Bethlehem, in which his truck was set alight...

This article is reserved for Sunday Times Daily subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times Daily content.

Sunday Times Daily

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Next Article