Truck drivers continue with protest despite union's plea for the strike to end
A number of trucks have been torched during protests in Cape Town because some truck drivers are in protest against the hiring of foreign truck drivers.
There was supposed to be a nationwide shutdown however the North Gauteng High Court interdicted the protest.
Mandy Wiener on #MiddayReport chats to All Truck Drivers Foundation (ATDF) Gauteng secretary Mandla Mngomezulu to give an update on whether there is a strike or not.
Drivers have said that they are continuing with the shutdown and after a meeting we had yesterday, drivers were not happy with what Employment and Labour minister Thulas Nxesi said.Mandla Mngomezulu, Gauteng secretary - All Truck Drivers Foundation
He says even though the union spoke to the drivers to not continue with the protest, drivers are adamant to continue.
If the drivers want to continue to protest, we cannot do anything about that. As ATDF we condemn any violence during the protest.Mandla Mngomezulu, Gauteng secretary - All Truck Drivers Foundation
Listen below to the full conversation:
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