South Africa targets foreign truck drivers as xenophobic tensions rise.

Reports coming in from South Africa show very worrying and concerning images of acts of xenophobia as some locals in the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) terrorise foreign truck drivers.

Over the weekend a number of drivers from Eswatini , Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, were viciously attacked by what has been described as a xenophobic wing of drivers union, All Truck Drivers Foundation (ATDF)

ATDF members are alleged to be at the forefront of attacking foreign drivers as they accuse them of taking jobs from South Africans.

Meanwhile some of the attacks on these foreign truck drivers happened in the presence of the police.

The xenophobic attacks are likely to strain diplomatic relations with South Africa neighbours as tensions continue to rise.
Worryingly the xenophobic attackers without the trucks and instruct the driver to call their employer and tell them to send a Zulu or South African driver to retrieve the truck.

No one has yet been arrested and South African authorities are yet to issue a statement with regards these xenophobic crimes.

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