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Seven trucks set alight in Cape Town

The city's Theo Layne said nobody was injured in Monday’s attacks.

A bakery truck was torched on the N2 in Cape Town allegedly by striking truck drivers on 3 October 2012. Picture: Malungelo Booi/EWN

CAPE TOWN - At least seven trucks have been torched across the Cape Town Municipality, firefighters confirmed on Monday.

The so-called hot spots include Khayelitsha and Gugulethu.

The city's Theo Layne said nobody was injured in Monday's attacks.

Last week, three trucks were set alight, allegedly by striking truck drivers on the N2 highway.

Meanwhile, a 41-year-old man has been declared brain dead after his truck was apparently stoned by striking workers on Wednesday.

The South African Transport Allied Workers' Union (Satawu) went on strike two weeks ago.

Drivers are demanding a 12 percent salary increase over the next two years, while employers are offering nine percent.

Meanwhile, three trucks were torched in Johannesburg earlier on Monday.

Satawu says it will know by the end of this week whether its members at ports and railways will join in on the industrial action.

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