Seven suspects arrested following the torching of trucks

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

The six suspects aged between 29 and 41 are expected to appear before the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 05 May 2021 on charges of malicious damage to property, attempted hijacking, and interfering with essential infrastructure.

It is alleged that at approximately 05:15 on Monday, a truck was petrol-bombed on the N3 highway near Leondale by a group of unknown people. The driver managed to escape from the burning truck unharmed.

The same group of suspects are reported to have attacked two other trucks but allegedly only took the keys and left the trucks in the middle of the road.

Meanwhile, a search is underway for suspects following the petrol-bombing of two trucks on Saturday evening, 01 May 2021 on the R59 highway in Alberton, where the drivers escaped unharmed

Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has welcomed the arrest of six people who are suspected of being behind the torching of trucks on the N3 highway that happened on Monday, 03 May 2021.

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