'The cameras inside his truck went blank' - controller after truck torched in Free Zuma riots

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  • Riots have left a trail of destruction in KwaZulu-Natal, following the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.
  • There were 33 that  were set alight and shops were looted.
  • A controller at a trucking company said their driver ran away after one of the company's brand new trucks was attacked.

A controller at a trucking company described how CCTV cameras "went blank" the moment one of the company's trucks was attacked and set alight on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal as riots, following the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma, continued on Saturday.

Emmanuel Uwadiale, a controller at Skye Logistics based in Edenvale, Gauteng said the company's brand new truck was set alight around 22:00 on Friday.

"I check the [CCTV] cameras [which show the inside of trucks] every 10 minutes. One moment everything was fine and then when I checked again, I saw that the cameras inside his truck went blank. I only saw darkness...there were no pictures, nothing," he told News24.

Uwadiale contacted the truck driver, who told him that he had to run away and leave the truck behind.

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