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Twelve truck drivers arrested and charged after N3 blockade

Twelve truck drivers arrested and charged after N3 blockade (msn.com)

Police stated twelve truck drivers had been arrested and charged after severa truck drivers parked their trucks across the N3 Freeway on Friday.

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TRAFFIC WAS BLOCKED UNTIL LATE ON FRIDAY EVENING

The N3 toll direction between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal was blocked for the entire Friday due to a large truck blockade. Drivers had been diverted to alternative routes.


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According to police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker the drivers then alighted from their vehicles, causing visitors to a standstill for the complete day.


THE DRIVERS LEFT THEIR TRUCKS

“The drivers had taken the keys of a number of the vehicles rendering them immovable for an extended period of time.


“Members of the SAPS as well as N3TC and RTI answered and commenced the manner of transferring the vehicles that had been blocking the N3 parkway,” Naicker stated.


He said numerous specialised gadgets from in the course of the province had been mobilized and also assisted in getting the vehicles moved out of the road, which ended in visitors beginning to float.


TWELVE DRIVERS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY ARRESTED

“Twelve truck drivers, whose automobiles have been obstructing the go with the flow of traffic and who defied instructions with the aid of police officers to cast off their vehicles, have been sooner or later arrested,” Naicker stated.


He stated detectives from the Provincial Investigative Unit took fee of the research on the scene.


DETECTIVES TOOK CHARGE OF THE SCENE

The drivers have been charged for contravention of the Criminal Law Amendment Act – Infrastructure contravention, Intimidation, Economic Sabotage as well as contravention of the Road Traffic Act.


The twelve drivers are expected to appear within the Ladysmith Magistrates Court on Monday.


The Road Freight Association (RFA) has advised the authorities in advance to arrest the truck drivers and instigators who were blocking the N3.


RFA CEO Gavin Kelly stated that the logistics industry become “being held captive by way of folks that favor to work out of doors the law”.


“The critical N3 route between the Port of Durban and the interior has been blocked, once more. Violence and looting have came about in step with a few reviews – while individuals have taken the regulation into their personal palms to pull drivers from vehicles to test their non-public files,” Kelly stated.

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