By Patricia Mbewe
Four Zambian trucks belonging to different trucking companies in Zambia have been hijacked in Johannesburg, South Africa by unknown people.
The trucks that were coming from Zambia to South Africa carried different vehicle engines for reconditioning in Wadeville and Kempton Park garages in South Africa.
According to information made available to the Zambian mission in Pretoria, three trucks were hijacked in Wadeville, Germiston whilst the other truck was hijacked in Joeslovo, Gauteng province in the early hours of today.
The trucks were being driven by Zambian nationals identified as Katongo Mulenga, Boniface Chabala, Jimmy Kasenga and Charles Kakoma.
It was reported that the drivers were tied with cable wires and bundled in a car before being dumped at the roadside near the area were the attack happened.
The matter has been reported to Cleveland and John Foster police posts awaiting investigations.
According to a statement issued to Phoenix News by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at Zambia’s High Commission in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali, no injuries were reported as a result of the hijacking and the affected Zambians are safe.