Trucks torched in Cape Town

2012-10-03 16:30
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Striking drivers set truck alight

The two week-long truck strike saw disgruntled drivers set a truck alight off a main highway in Cape Town on Wednesday. See all the pictures.

Cape Town - Two trucks were set alight and a third was pelted with stones in Cape Town on Wednesday, Western Cape police said.

Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said one truck was set alight in the morning on the N2 near the airport, and the other in the afternoon at Gunners Circle, in Epping.

No was one injured and no arrests were made.

Earlier in the day, a third truck was stoned in Gugulethu.

Two trucks were damaged the previous day near the airport.

It was not clear whether the violence was linked to an ongoing strike in the freight sector.

The strike, which is in its second week, has been marred by violence and intimidation.

Drivers want a 12% salary increase, but employers have offered 8.5% for next year, and another 0.5% the following year.

- SAPA
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