TMPD considering legal action against organisers of truck go-slow

TMPD considering legal action against organisers of truck go-slow

The Tshwane Metro Police says they are considering legal action against the organisers of the truck go-slow that brought traffic to a complete standstill on Wednesday.

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According to the TMPD's Isaac Mahamba, they were only aware of a planned motorcade between Marabastad and the Union Buildings to deliver a memorandum. However, the organisers failed to inform them of the protest action on the highways

"The strike by truckers was unwarranted and as the city we will take legal action against the organisers," Mahamba says.

He adds that there will be little disruption to traffic in the Pretoria CBD today as the traffic officers have been deployed to close roads as the motorcade makes its way to the Union Buildings.

"The situation is under control and we will make sure that there is traffic flow within the CBD," he says.

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Truck drivers will be gathering in Marabastad where after they are expected to make their way to the Union Building, to protest a directive by government that Eskom use less coal and more renewable energy sources.

While Eskom says they have no choice but to adhere to government policy, truck drivers say the use of renewable energy will result in the closure of various mines in Mpumalanga.

"More than 30 000 people will lose their jobs as a direct result of this decision," The Coal Transporter Forum's Mary Phadi says.

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