The arrest of the first alleged truck attacker

The arrest of the first alleged truck attacker

One of the men believed to have been responsible for the arson attacks that set four trucks on fire on the N2 road between Piet Retief and Ermelo in Mpumalanga has been arrested.

A private security company contracted by one of the companies whose trucks were torched on Wednesday arrested the man outside Beit Retief.

Mpumalanga police spokesman Briga Sylvie Mohlala told Sowetan newspaper that no arrests had been made.

The director of operations of the private security company, Bester Marie, said that they arrested the man in the early hours of Thursday, after an intelligence operation, and handed him over to the policemen at around three o’clock in the morning. The man, whose identity is known by Sweetan, has been charged with property damage.

So far, 21 trucks have been set on fire in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Gauteng in what have been described as coordinated attacks.

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