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Traffic starts to move as truck drivers taken in for questioning

The visitors on the N3 was beginning to move on Friday night after a number of truck drivers have been taken in for questioning.

N3 WAS BLOCKED FOR THE ENTIRE FRIDAY

According to police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker, police have taken plenty of truck drivers in for questioning after their vehicles have been discovered parked throughout each lanes of the N3 close to Van Reenen.

TRUCKS WERE FOUND ABANDONED

“In the early hours of this (Friday) morning, police were notified of the blockade and responded to the scene. Police officers found that the trucks were abandoned by the drivers who removed the keys before they left,” he mentioned.

Naicker mentioned police have been in a position to find the drivers and the keys for their automobiles.

POLICE LOCATED THE TRUCK DRIVERS

“The trucks were removed and traffic is able to move albeit very slowly. We urge motorists to avoid the area until traffic is flowing smoothly. Additional police officers have been deployed to the area to ensure no further blockades on the route,” he mentioned.

The N3 toll route between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal was blocked for your entire Friday due to an enormous truck blockade.
Drivers have been diverted to different routes.

MOTORISTS URGED TO STILL AVOID THE AREA

Meanwhile, the Road Freight Association (RFA) has urged the federal government earlier to arrest the truck drivers and instigators who have been blockading the N3.

RFA CEO Gavin Kelly mentioned that the logistics trade was “being held captive by those who prefer to work outside the law”.

“The vital N3 route between the Port of Durban and the interior has been blocked, again. Violence and looting have occurred according to some reports – whilst individuals have taken the law into their own hands to pull drivers from trucks to check their personal documents,” Kelly mentioned.

The motive for the protest has not been disclosed at this stage.

ALSO READ: N3 Truck BLOCKADE: Instigators have to be arrested, detained – RFA

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