Truck drivers to reopen N10 in Middleburg after protest

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An inter-departmental task team has started checking the credentials of truck drivers who had gathered near Middelburg in the Eastern Cape.

The task team was put together as part of an agreement reached between government authorities and the striking drivers.

A number of foreign drivers have already been taken in for questioning.

Leonard Buckley, one of the representatives of the South African truck drivers, says they are satisfied with the action they have seen so far.

“For further notice, now the road is going to be opened. We will be leaving … to all the agreements we signed with Minister Mbalula and Mr. Nxesi (sic).”

The truck drivers blockaded the N10 in Middleburg from Monday over dissatisfaction with the employment of foreign nationals.

Other drivers in parts of SA also joined the protest:

Minister of Labour Thulas Nxesi together with the Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula met with the drivers on Tuesday pleading with them to end the protest, a plea that the drivers have now heeded.