Truck drivers remanded in custody

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Twelve truck drivers appeared in the Ladysmith Magistrate Court on Monday. They were arrested on Friday, 03 December 2021 when their vehicles obstructed the flow of traffic and they defied instructions by police officials to remove their trucks

KwaZulu-Natal Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said the drivers then got off from their vehicles causing traffic to come to a standstill for the entire day. “The suspects had taken the keys of some of the trucks rendering them immovable for a long time.”

Members of the SAPS as well as N3TC and RTI responded and began the process of moving the vehicles that were blocking the N3 freeway.

Naicker added that various specialised units from throughout the province were mobilized and also assisted in getting the trucks moved out of the road which resulted in traffic beginning to flow.

All suspects are in custody and the matter is remanded to 13 December 2021.

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