Johannesburg - The minister of transport, Blade Nzimande, on Monday condemned the blockade of the Cliffdale area on the N3 highway between Pietermaritzburg and Durban by a group of truck drivers.
"We urge the law enforcement agencies to ensure that those who break the law and disrupt the flow of traffic are apprehended and for the trucks to be impounded," said Nzimande via a press release.
“It is disingenuous for some truck drivers to block the road or engage in any protest while there are current engagements between government and the foundations."
He said that by blocking the N3 the truckers were "sabotaging" the country's economy.
In January 2019, the department met with leadership of the All Truck Drivers Foundation and the National Truck Drivers Foundation to discuss "challenges" facing the industry. This followed a series of blockades during the festive season.