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Government assures truck drivers traversing between Zambia and South Africa that their safety concerns have been attended to by both governments

Written by on September 17, 2019

By Inutu Mwanza, Press Secretary Zambian Mission in Ethiopia

Government has assured truck drivers traversing between Zambia and South Africa that their safety concerns were have been attended to by both Governments.

Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo said Government has ensured that continued bilateral relationship between Zambia and South African help curtail the acts of violence targeted at foreign nationals and their property as witnessed recently.

He said the South African government had given assurances that the trucks will travel without hindrances or threats to drivers.

Mr Kampyongo has stated that the recent reported case where four trucks were robbed is being investigated and could be a mere act of criminality separate from the matters that the two governments have been dealing with.

He said in their bilateral engagements, the South Africa Government assured the safety of Zambian truck drivers because of the understanding that South African drivers too needed protection as they traversed through the SADC region.


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