Editor of Fleetwatch Trucking Magazine, Patrick O'Leary says there is a bigger force behind the burning of several trucks during the protest on the N3 highway at the Mooi River Toll Plaza on Sunday,
15 trucks were set on fire and looted, forcing officials to close the busy highway in both directions.
O'Leary says claims that the protest was against foreign drivers are hard to believe.
There is something more behind this. The first attack and the second attack, people were brought in by kombi's to start that.— Patrick o'Leary, Editor of Fleetwatch trucking magazine
I interviewed a local driver, he showed them the local licence and they didn't care, they still doused him with petrol and wanted to throw him in the cab and burn him.— Patrick o'Leary, Editor of Fleetwatch trucking magazine
He says the trucking industry is being held to ransom.
It's now up to 25 trucks that were burnt.— Patrick o'Leary, Editor of Fleetwatch trucking magazine
By threatening the trucking industry and causing havoc like that, basically you are holding the trucking industry to ransom and that is the economic lifeline of the economy.— Patrick o'Leary, Editor of Fleetwatch trucking magazine
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