KZN church leaders expected to visit Mooi River following last month’s unrest

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KwaZulu-Natal church leaders led by chairperson Cardinal Wilfrid Napier are on Friday expected to visit Mooi River in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands following last month’s violent unrest.

More than 350 people died in widespread looting and violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Twenty-eight trucks were torched in Mooi River alone.

In the video tweet below, a truck driver speaks to SABC News Reporter Jayed-Leigh Paulse after his truck was torched last month. The driver says he had to flee for his life:

In a recent letter to KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala, the leaders called for a multi-pronged response plan.

The recommendations include the deployment of members of the police or the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) at the Mooi River Toll Plaza.

In a statement, the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council’s Bishop Nkosinathi Myaka voiced his concern over the impact on business confidence and job losses.

In the related video below, trucks are burnt on the N3 Mooi River Toll Plaza: