5 illegal Zimbabwean drivers arrested in Durban

The South African Police Services (SAPS) has arrested atleast 5 Zimbabwean truck drivers in KwaZulu-Natal over documents.


The development has been confirmed by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala.


“We are doing this because there have been complaints about the domination of foreign nationals in the freight and logistics industry.




“These foreign nationals are supposed to be driving with permits and all required documents. In most cases you find that most of them are driving without these documents,” he said.


The operation, which included the police, defence force, traffic authorities and the departments of home affairs and labour, focused on verifying the validity of truck drivers’ licences and permits, inspecting documents of foreign truck drivers, enforcing traffic regulations and fighting crime.


The operation comes in the wake of recent violent truck protests in KZN and complaints by local truckers about foreigners being employed by SA logistics companies in preference to them.