Zambian truck drivers urged to exercise caution on South African roads, following violent attacks against foreign drivers.
ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti has called on Zambian truck drivers on the South African route to be cautious on the roads following an eruption of violent attacks against foreign drivers in some parts of that country.
This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs Naomi Nyawali, First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa.
Maj Gen Miti said this in the wake of violent protects in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, in which hundreds of locally engaged truck drivers protested against the use of foreign truck drivers.
Maj Gen Miti said the safety of Zambian truck drivers was cardinal and advised them to ensure they avoided being victims of violent protests currently going on in some parts of South Africa.
He said the High Commission would continue monitoring the situation and advise accordingly.
Maj Gen Miti added that so far, no Zambian was affected by the violent atacks against foreigners, particularly more visible in Durban where a number of trucks are reported to have been torched.
According to the Road Freight Association in South Africa, about 30 foreign truck drivers have so far been attacked across South Africa in the last seven days.
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Zambian Community in RSA participates in the National Day of Prayer and Fasting
THE Zambian community in South Africa today participated in the commemoration of the National Day of Prayer and Fasting.
First Secretary for Press and Public Relations Naomi Nyawali said the commemoration was held at the Zambian Chancery in Pretoria and was presided over by Zambian clergymen from different denominations based in that country.
She said Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti led Diplomatic staff together with their families and the Zambian community in prayer and fasting
And General Miti said Zambia will continue fostering peace, unity and prosperity among its leaders and the general citizenry.
He said forgiveness and reconciliation is cardinal for the country to enhance development.
And General Miti called on Zambians to always seek God’s intervention in all situations more so that government.