Four Zambian trucks belonging to different companies have been hijacked in Johannesburg, South Africa by unknown people, Zambia’s mission in Pretoria has disclosed.
The trucks are said to have carried different vehicle engines for reconditioning in Wadeville and Kempton Park garages in South Africa.
Information availed to the Zambian mission in Pretoria indicates that three trucks were hijacked in Wadeville, Germiston whilst the fourth one was hijacked in Joeslovo, Gauteng Province in the early hours of Sunday.
“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 where the attack happened. The matter has been reported to Cleveland and John Foster police posts for investigations,” stated first secretary press at the Zambian mission in Pretoria, Naomi Nyawali.
“No injuries were reported as a result of the hijacking and the affected Zambians are safe.
The High Commission is monitoring the matter closely and has engaged relevant local authorities to ensure the safety of Zambians in South Africa…[and] that the trucks are recovered.”