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Strikers torch truck, attack driver

2012-10-04 20:45

Johannesburg - A truck driver and two other people were in hospital on Thursday after their truck was torched on the N12, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

"The driver and his two co-drivers were seriously injured.... The three were battered by angry mob of striking truck drivers," said spokesperson Superintendent Vusi Mabanga.

The attackers ran away and no arrests were made.

Striking truck drivers have been accused of violence and intimidation since the strike began.

On Wednesday, two trucks were set alight and another was stoned in Cape Town.

Talks to end the strike collapsed on Thursday when unions rejected a third offer.

Drivers wanted a 12% salary increase, while employers offered 8.5% for next year, and another 0.5% the following year.

Comments
  • makavelithedonkilluminati.shakur - 2012-10-04 20:55

    Like I said,whites don't act this way.I think uneducated people are a menace to the society. I'm very much disappointed in my brothers killing each other,how dumb.

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-10-04 21:00

      it is all about morals...

      carl.debeer.33 - 2012-10-04 21:15

      Anarchy?

      john.smit.121772 - 2012-10-04 21:20

      No, not angry truck drivers, barbaric truck drivers. Still wonder why the miners was shot at Marikana?

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-10-04 22:29

      Shakur i like what you are eating, can i hev some?

      John - 2012-10-04 23:51

      Ya. "Please mr policemen, don't shoot them. Rather stand there and get killed. This is just 'the people expressing their anger' that's all" It's sickening. The number of times I've heard strikers on the radio saying they are willing to die for their cause - life means nothing to them, it has no value. Where is self respect and integrity? And the police have to tolerate the killings and not react - has our world gone crazy????

      Nigel - 2012-10-05 07:43

      I agree - what a brilliant way to take the country forward. It seems there is a competition on to see who can outperform the next guy regarding how barbaric and destructive one can be. Brilliant strategy.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-05 11:44

      Bloody savages!

  • phillip.vaneeden - 2012-10-04 20:56

    And to think they run the country, Never build anything, Only knows about breaking off. Prove me otherwise! Next thing we will hear it is Apartheid's fault, not civilized at all, Miners ect...................

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-10-04 21:01

    No arrests....f@%*--& ANC!

  • Robert Frankol - 2012-10-04 21:01

    Mentally under sedation

  • tim.rogers.18 - 2012-10-04 21:06

    Bring in the army. Haven't seen them for a while

      jeff.swart.96 - 2012-10-04 21:08

      They're on strike

      george.slade.161 - 2012-10-04 21:09

      What Army ???

  • jeff.swart.96 - 2012-10-04 21:06

    Reminds me of the time they burnt down trains cause there where not enough trains. What is the police doing to protect the innocent drivers that is not striking? We need someone to call for the nationalization of strikes.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-10-04 21:09

    Zuma, catch a wake up fast! You cannot let strikers run amok! You are allowing this country to dive into anarchy! I know I’m talking to brick wall...but what the hell! Sick of this pathetic ANC

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-04 21:31

      Don't disturb Zuma. He is too busy with planning the R200 million self enrichment expansions at his pvt village ...

      rink.hals.1 - 2012-10-05 18:02

      Irene, I doubt you even know what a troll is. Your comments 'troll alert' are completely out of context. Please, just go back to school and grow a brain.

  • yolanda.bezuidenhoutfraser - 2012-10-04 21:09

    Seems we moving backwards. Violence, barbaric acts against other humans, who has a family at home to support. What else did we expect? That suddenly humanity and empathy towards a fellow human being a part of life??? Not in this country!!! \r\nWe all have to survive. Truck drivers earn more than I do. Yet I don't kill. I'm sooooooo dissapointed in the unions for not teaching the barbarians not to do violence. It breaks down the sympathy the rest of the world has. Due to your way of killing and attacking people we going to pay higher prices on everything. So your increase will mean NOTHING!!! You going to make yourself and us pay for your barbaric acts!

      lyellvanderwalt - 2012-10-04 21:24

      Didn't you hear? It's not their members! It's some sort of other worldy force that just happens to appear every time there is a strike.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-04 22:12

      @ Yolanda - I sometimes have to pinch myself, it feels as if we are back in the 80s! Wide belts, big hair and violent protests!

  • yolanda.bezuidenhoutfraser - 2012-10-04 21:10

    Seems we moving backwards. Violence, barbaric acts against other humans, who has a family at home to support. What else did we expect? That suddenly humanity and empathy towards a fellow human being a part of life??? Not in this country!!! \r\nWe all have to survive. Truck drivers earn more than I do. Yet I don't kill. I'm sooooooo dissapointed in the unions for not teaching the barbarians not to do violence. It breaks down the sympathy the rest of the world has. Due to your way of killing and attacking people we going to pay higher prices on everything. So your increase will mean NOTHING!!! You going to make yourself and us pay for your barbaric acts!

  • heathway.master - 2012-10-04 21:10

    What I would like to see is our military chemical experts develop an additive to their water cannons that makes people go green, feel like they are dying, and vomit and have such severe diarrhoea that their anus feels continuously on fire. The chemical would however have no long term effects whatsoever, and be out of the system in 48 hours. Such a development would I feel seriously dent the enthusiasm for violent, destructive and mindless animosity shown by the present batch of strikers.

  • sa.citizen.3 - 2012-10-04 21:23

    why are we allowing this rubbish to go on in SA, if the police and government cant deal with these idiots... then it is the constitutional right of these business owner to protect the lives of the people that they employ and their assets... south africa is becoming your typical african country no jobs, no food, no clean water, no housing, no really basic education... i could go on and on... poor show MR ZUMA!!!!!

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-10-04 21:42

    Brain dead f....g Savages!It is as simple as thatm

      manny.dasilva.902 - 2012-10-05 07:47

      @ least there are fewer truck accidents, roads seem safer....lol

  • paul.stephen.98 - 2012-10-04 21:42

    Cwele was useless but lets get one thing straight he had the right idea - shoot to kill. These useless lazy militant strikers should be arrested and sent in to nationalised mines and work in the dark for years.

  • kosie.nel.14 - 2012-10-04 21:43

    I am so fu...ing fed up with these barbaric morons and their tantrums that I wonder how life would be in Iceland!!! Eish!

  • leaproach.thekeeper - 2012-10-04 21:44

    Your rainbow nation is burning Zoomer.....now what now?!

  • sthembiso.jali.58 - 2012-10-04 21:50

    What a waist, most people will be jobless by the end of this chaos, someone needs to listen

  • hleketanitrevor.baloyi - 2012-10-04 21:50

    Looolest I'm 100% sure most of u, u a not Truck drivers an u a not in the field of transport so you rada cut de crab 12% its not enough as well,,our Government is the only option to put a platform in this issue people a struggle out there,,so stop talking nonsense,when we win dis 12% they gonna get it as well while they didn't even go to strike so who suppose to suffer for them while they are busy working, take dis life serious Guys,,fuel,Tax,Rent,Food,studies dis things is expensive we need 12%, if u not in dis field of transport shut-up coz u dnt even know what u a talking about

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-10-04 22:01

      Ok do you understand economics at all. No I don't think so ,so maybe follow your own advice and shut up. Also I realize that beating and killing people is a legitimate form of protest in this backwards country of ours but these men are fathers ,brothers and in all likelihood have families of their own to support. But no you douche lords feel you are more important than everyone else. If you want more money get a better education , work harder and stop destroying company property.

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-10-04 22:03

      do you know what the impact is? No you do not. So shut up a hole

      phillip.vaneeden - 2012-10-04 22:46

      And that is what sets animals and humans apart. And I think you will find it is not the human pat you are sitting at!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-04 23:05

      hleketanitrevor.baloyi ~ Given how atrocious your spelling is, you should consider yourself lucky to have any kind of job. You're one level above retard!

  • duncan.gill1 - 2012-10-04 22:42

    Its amazing how many violent thoughts I have every day..is it the same for the rest of us Europeans living here?..if so we are seriously in trouble!

  • Badger - 2012-10-05 09:04

    "Shoot Them"

  • TshilidziPhuravhathu - 2012-10-05 09:09

    Bloody idiots, if they feel like burning stuff on the roads why dont they just burn down the e-toll gantries? then they would be doing us all a favour...

  • brionyl.french - 2012-10-05 09:45

    NON VIOLENT MY ASS!!! SHOOT THE BASTARDS!!! ENOUGH NOW!!!

      bulelani.magwaza - 2012-10-05 17:26

      thats all that maboer like 2do!

  • otto.saayman - 2012-10-05 10:23

    Fire the people who strike, arrest the people who damage property or assault other people and put them in jail. So easy! Deliver books to the schools. Build houses like you said you would. JACOB! LUISTER VIR DIE BAAS AS HY PRAAT!!

  • xolani.penuel1 - 2012-10-05 11:07

    Zuma must goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pple are dying everyday.

  • bulelani.magwaza - 2012-10-05 17:20

    a commission should b appointed 2investigate strike killings like in Marikana mine.mayb SA wll hav better ways of taking out revenge 2company bosses who earn millions while blacks earn R2000-R4000 a months.

  • candicehickman312 - 2012-10-10 05:35

    Typical 'if we can't get what we want nobody can have it' mentality, you are on strike for higher wages so why torch the trucks and cost the companies more money which in turn will put more of you out of work! HELLO ARE U STUPID!!!

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