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The Zambian High Commission to South Africa on Monday issued a travel advisory advising truck drivers not to enter the country on Sep. 2 amid threats of protests against foreign trucks drivers.

Some messages have been circulating on social media about a national shut down on Sept.2 against foreign truck drivers.

The Zambian High Commission said they are worried about the safety of the drivers from his country.

“It is with this background that the Mission would like to advise all Zambian truck drivers who are scheduled to travel to South Africa on the mentioned date not to do so until security is guaranteed,” said Naomi Nyawali, First Secretary of Press and Public Relations in Zambia High Commission.

“According to the information made available to the Zambian Mission, some Zambian truck drivers have faced physical attacks and threats from their South African counterparts who are fighting for better condition of services from their employers,”she said.

She asked Zambian truck drivers who will enter or would be working in South Africa on the Sept. 2 to park their trucks in safe and secure designated places in order avoid loss of life and property.

In June the High Commissioner stated that six Zambians were petrol bombed in South Africa during the xenophobic attacks. Enditem

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