Trucks targeted on Cape Town highway

2012-10-02 20:33
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Cape Town - A truck travelling on the N2 highway in Cape Town was pelted with stones on Tuesday, causing it to overturn, Western Cape police said.

Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said the truck was stoned "by a group of criminals for some or other reason".

No one was injured and no arrests were made.

"It is not certain if the incident can be linked to the strike of the trucking industry."

Cape Town traffic spokesperson Merle Lourens said a second truck was earlier set alight at the Borcherds Quarry offramp.

She said the N2 highway would be closed at this offramp and the R300 intersection to recover the trucks.

Meanwhile, Eastern Cape police are investigating two cases of arson after trucks were damaged and set alight, police said.

Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu said a delivery truck was torched in Wells Estate, Port Elizabeth, on Monday.

"It is alleged that a group of people came from among the houses of Wells Estate with stones. They pelted the truck with stones. The driver and passenger ran away and minutes later the truck was petrol-bombed."

The driver and passengers escaped unhurt. No arrests had been made.

In Uitenhage, two men threw bottles of petrol into a truck, and set it alight. No one was injured.

"We are not sure if these incidents are linked to the ongoing truck strike," said Gwavu.

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