Protesting truck drivers case postponed to Friday

Last week, the KwaZulu-Natal government called on protesting truck drivers to refrain from using violence and disruption to voice their grievances.

Trucks are seen parked on the N3 at Van Reenen's between Durban and Johannesburg during a protest on 3 December 2021. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Twelve truck drivers arrested for blocking the N3 Van Reenen's Pass on Friday have been remanded in custody.

The blockade caused major traffic delays.

The NPA's Natasha Kara said they are expected back in the Lady Smith Magistrates court on Friday.

"They are charged with contravention of the road traffic act in particular stopping on a freeway without lawful course. The matter was remanded to 10 December 2021 for bail application".

Last week, the KwaZulu-Natal government called on protesting truck drivers to refrain from using violence and disruption to voice their grievances.

It's understood the demonstration related to the employment of foreign truck drivers.

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