Xenophobia weaponised in ‘truck wars’

Sihle Zikalala, the KwaZulu-Natal premier, has promised a lifeline to disgruntled South African truck drivers who have been protesting the “favouring” of foreign nationals in the road freight industry. But the president of the Southern African Development Community Cross-Border Drivers’ Association has told the Mail & Guardian that the move is little more than a superficial papering over established cracks.

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Des Erasmus
Des Erasmus is a freelance writer and editor based in KwaZulu-Natal. She currently writes and edits for various publications and in her limited spare time, can be found enjoying Durban's warm sea.

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