The Road Freight Bargaining Council has urged police to conduct swift and thorough investigations to ensure that those responsible for a series of recent truck attacks in KwaZulu-Natal are brought to book.

At least four trucks were torched on the N3 near Mooi River, Frere, and Pietermaritzburg at the weekend.

A 50-year-old man sustained serious burn wounds on Sunday when his truck was reportedly petrol-bombed along the N1, outside Touws River in the Western Cape.

The Road Freight Bargaining Council’s Ernest Buthelezi says the motives for the attacks are not yet known…

“I cannot say that we know who the people who are behind the attacks, but as far as we are concerned, this could be acts of criminality or it could be people with other motives. As the Road Freight Bargaining Council, we have been engaging in discussions with the various committees that have been formed by government, but we believe that the security forces have to play their role in terms of making sure that the perpetrators are brought to book.”