Three more trucks set alight in Boksburg

Ekurhuleni Metro Police are monitoring the East Rand where three trucks were set alight on Monday.

A burnt truck in Boksburg that was allegedly attacked by striking truck drivers who are on a wage strike on 4 October, 2012. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Three trucks were set alight on the N12 highway in Boksburg on Gauteng's East Rand on Tuesday.

It is understood a group of striking truck drivers attacked their colleagues who reported for work.

Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department spokesperson Kobedi Mokhoseng said nobody was injured in the attacks.

"Three trucks were set alight between Rondebult and Kraft Roads. We are advising motorists to drive with extra care. Emergency services are on site, including metro police officers."

The latest attacks occurred hours after three of the four transport unions involved in the truckers strike suspended their mass action.

About 15,000 truckers from Transport and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Tawusa), the Motor Transport Workers' Union (MTWU) and the Professional Transport Workers Union (PTWU) agreed to go back to work from 4pm on Tuesday.

The South African Transport and Allied Workers' Union is now the only transport union still on strike.

Drivers are demanding wage increases of 12 percent.