SA Metal's response to metal off-cuts puncturing car tyres on R27

Last Thursday callers phoned in to CapeTalk, describing how their car tyres had been slashed by unknown metal objects lying on the R27. One caller said he had seen between 15 and 20 motor cars with punctured tyres.

After some investigation, CapeTalk was able to ascertain that these metal off-cuts had fallen off a truck belonging to SA Metal.

Listeners wanted to know what SA Metal were doing to help those affected and recoup costs of the damage.

But despite being invited by The John Maytham Show, SA Metal refused the offer to come on air.

SA Metal's response was 'it's an insurance issue' and people must contact their insurance companies, who will then contact SA Metal's insurance department.

John Maytham, CapeTalk presenter

Maytham says, at the very least the company could have apologised, and committed themselves to investigate the incident and assure the public that they take transport safety of their product seriously.

Listen to John Maytham below:

Last week...

John Maytham received calls from concerned motorists travelling on the R27 in the Melkbos area, complaining about flat tyres.

Some cars got away with just one tyre puncture, while others had all four tyres slit, by what appeared to be triangular pieces of metal.

Henning van Negen works for Martin & East who are currently doing roadworks on the R27. Van Negen and Businesses Against Crime started doing some investigations.

They discovered that a truck from SA Metal in Epping was dropping these pieces of metal from Epping all the way to Atlantis.

The truck was apparently transporting these things to Atlantis along the R27.

Listen to the full conversation below:

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