President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the recent spate of attacks on the trucking industry.
This was done through his spokesman, Tyrone Seale.
Last week, a number of vehicles were set alight in the Free State and Gauteng. Seale said that the president extended his condolences to those who had lost loved ones in these events and wished an expeditious recovery to those who had suffered injury.
President Ramaphosa was concerned about the effect of this conduct on the freight industry as well as on the economy at large.
‘As South Africans, we cannot possibly tolerate the mindless and bloody lawlessness with which the road freight industry is being targeted. We cannot tolerate this loss of life and destruction of property,’ President Ramaphosa said.
He was, however, confident that those responsible for the attacks would be identified and punished, noting that there had been some arrests already.