The Zambia High Commission in South Africa has observed with concern reports of some Zambian Truck Drivers being threatened with violence following a planed National wide work stoppage by the South African Truck Drivers.
According to the information made available to the Zambian Mission, some Zambian Truck Drivers have faced physical attacks and threats from their South African counterparts who are fighting for better conditions of services from their employers.
So far, a notice from unidentified Association alleging to represent South Africa Truck Drivers has been issued calling for nationwide work stoppage among South Africa drivers from 2nd September.
It is with this background that the Mission would like to advise all Zambian Truck Drivers who are scheduled to travel to South Africa on the mentioned date not to do so until security is guaranteed.
The Mission has also advised Zambian Truck Drivers who will enter or would be working in South Africa on the 2nd September 2019 to park their trucks in safe and secure designated places in order avoid loss of life and property.
The Mission has in the past engaged the Department of International Relations DIRCO on the safety of Zambian Truck drivers and assured the Mission of tight security measures that the South African Government was putting in place.
This is contained in a statement issued to the media by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.