Zambia has issued a second travel advisory alert to truck drivers and transporters entering South Africa.
The advisory alert follows a reported fresh wave of sporadic attacks on foreign registered trucks driven by foreign nationals.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba says truckers and truck drivers should remain alert and follow security protocols issued by the South African government.
He said it was cardinal that truckers use highways that are always secured with high police presence, who always carry out regular highway patrols.
Mr. Mwamba said he has been assured by the South African government of intensive security measures that have been established, which include police presence at border and crossing points, as well as toll gates on all major highways.
He has also called on Zambian truckers to avoid using routes which were experiencing picketing, protests or demonstrations of any kind in order to save lives and goods.
About six Zambian registered trucks were recently caught up in separate local violent protests.
The six trucks were petrol bombed in that country following violent protests that erupted in Limpopo and Kwazulu Natal provinces, however, no lives were lost in the attacks.
This is contained in a statement availed to ZANIS yesterday by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.