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protestThe Citizen reports that Minister of Transport Blade Nzimande has condemned the action of protesters who blocked the Mooi River Toll Plaza on the N3 freeway on Monday.  

“Whilst we respect the right of citizens to protest, we discourage any senseless acts of the destruction of property, criminality and sabotage,” Minister Nzimande said.  On the busy Easter traffic day, a group of protesters barricaded the toll plaza, looted and burned delivery trucks that were stuck in traffic.  The protestors were reportedly South African truck drivers who blamed foreign nationals for their unemployment.  The minister urged employers to ensure that they urgently engaged with employees to find a solution to the concerns of the truck drivers.  He also thanked the law enforcement fraternity’s swift response, led by the Minister of Police Bheki Cele and the MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison in KwaZulu-Natal Mxolisi Kaunda, as well as all the emergency personnel who responded to the incident.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Truck driver dodges grisly death at Mooi River toll plaza, at The Mercury

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