It is no longer just the N2 in the Cape, but now also the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban where trucks are targeted by attackers. The latest warning to motorists is to not use the N3 main route between Johannesburg and Durban after sunset. Truck attacks have taken such dimensions that no traffic is safer on the road after sunset.
Economists point to the tremendous influence that this has on the already troubled economy of the country, and it is believed that it is still going to really hurt all business sectors.
South Africa has, during the past month, had the largest number of businesses being liquidated, and the impediment to highways is going to increase this figure even further, it is said.
Observers say the perpetrators should be swiftly captured by the police by driving the route themselves, but their reluctance to keep law and order is still observable.
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