Thank you to everyone for their kind comments on my previous post on the truck drivers’ strike. This post is to give you an update on developements.
The value of the rand has dropped drastically and this is going to affect the poor. Luckily in my area fuel has been available this week. Municipal workers have promised to go on strike as well from today 😦
This truck and its driver was attacked this morning. http://ewn.co.za/2012/10/10/Truck-driver-shot-in-Cato-Manor
Another truck and driver were targets this afternoon and petrol bombed. http://www.iol.co.za/mercury/trucker-shaken-after-petrol-bombing-1.1400438
Very tragically a truck driver’s assistant from the Cape, Gary Stewart, was severly injured when a stone hit the back of his head when it was flung through the windscreen of a truck, he was in. Unfortunately he was declared brain dead after 5 days. His family decided to take him off life support machines and to donate his organs. http://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/he-died-as-he-had-lived-1.1399209