South African Truck Drivers to Embark on a Nationwide shutdown tomorrow against all trucking companies to remove non-South African drivers and replace them with local drivers.
Last year saw a wave of attacks on truck drivers in South Africa as calls for companies to employ locals rather than foreigners intensified times live has reported.
Tensions within the trucking industry have again flared up as rumours of a possible national shutdown began to surface on Monday.
The industry has been marred by violence and vandalism as organisations, said to be representing the interests of South African truck drivers, demand that the government take action against the employment of foreigners.
According to TimesLIVE was e-mailed a statement claiming that drivers would embark on a national shutdown on Tuesday.
“South African citizens together with Code 14 qualified truck divers will embark on a national shutdown on Tuesday July 7 2020, fighting against the employment of foreigners in most sectors in SA for a lower wage.