Another truck attacked in the Western Cape

Another truck has been attacked in the Western Cape.

A truck driver has suffered severe burn wounds after his truck was petrol bombed along the N1 roughly 10km outside of Touws River.

The Road Freight Association says 1,300 trucks have been damaged or destroyed over the past year.

Speaking to John Maytham, the Road Freight Association technical operations manager Gavin Kelly says they have gone through 18 months of attacks on trucks.

It seems like we are going through a plague of attacks on freight vehicles.

Gavin Kelly, Technical operations manager - Road Freight Association

READ: Attacks on long-distance truckers escalating, says Road Freight Association

The big hotspot at the moment is KwaZulu-Natal. This weekend alone there were 25 trucks that were attacked.

Gavin Kelly, Technical operations manager - Road Freight Association

Kelly says most attacks include stone-throwing and petrol-bombing.

There were shots fired this weekend as well.

Gavin Kelly, Technical operations manager - Road Freight Association

Listen to the full interview below...


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