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newsNews24 reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) premier Sihle Zikalala and the transport department’s Mluleki Mntungwa have condemned a hijacking and shooting that left a truck driver and his conductor in a critical condition in Durban on Tuesday.  

Paramedic services tendered to the driver and his partner just after 10:30 on the N2 North bound just after the M1 Higginson Highway, before the M7 interchange.  "On arrival, we found that a truck driver and his conductor had sustained serious injuries," a Rescue Care spokesperson reported.  One of the men had sustained a gunshot wound to the head, while the other one was shot in the stomach.  Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said they were investigating charges of attempted murder and carjacking.  He could not immediately confirm if the incident was linked to ongoing violence in the trucking sector in KZN.  On Monday, journalists learnt that more than 60 trucks had been torched in three weeks, with Minister of Police Bheki Cele adding that 17 had been torched over the past weekend alone.

  • Read the full original of Kaveel Singh’s report on this story at News24
  • Read too, Attacks on trucks are an attack on the economy, at Moneyweb

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