President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern about the truck attacks and their impact on the economy.
- Six trucks were set on fire in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday night, and five trucks were set on fire in Mpumalanga on Sunday.
- President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern about the truck attacks and their impact on the economy.
- RThe amaphosa expects an intelligence report on the incidents.
President Cyril Ramaphosa expects an intelligence report on the truck attacks in South Africa after he expresses concern about the impact of the incidents on the economy.
comment yet Six trucks were set on fire On Van Rienen Pass, KwaZulu-Natal, Saturday night.
News 24 reported that the police said that gunmen ambushed the truck drivers, forced them to get out of the vehicles, and set them on fire.
The incident coincided with the anniversary of the unrest that broke out in parts of South Africa in July 2021, causing huge economic losses.
In a roundtable discussion on the sidelines of the ANC National Election Commission meeting on Sunday, Ramaphosa told the media he expected action from law enforcement agencies.
I am concerned about these incidents occurring and having a negative impact on our economy. It is like economic sabotage because burning six trucks on the main artery of our economy is worrying.
“The intelligence agencies will soon report to me, and the police themselves will take steps to ensure that we are caught [sic] Whatever follow-up activity those behind it plan. We will ensure that we go after those who set those trucks on fire. For one thing, it is unacceptable that the trucks and utilities that underpin our economy are under attack. “It’s a real concern,” he said.
Shortly after he made the remarks on Sunday night, five trucks were set on fire in Waterfall Boven, Mpumalanga.
It was not clear when Ramaphosa would receive the intelligence report.
Law enforcement agencies have been criticized for their response in the weeks following the July unrest. The commission’s February 2022 report included the finding that the police were inadequately prepared for the disturbances.
The panel, which was chaired by Professor Sandy Africa, also noted the differences and blurring of lines between the executive and the police.