Authorities in KwaZulu-Natal have requested that, where possible, all road freight movements towards the Port of Durban be suspended or withheld until the situation at the port has improved.

In a statement released earlier this morning, the Road Freight Association said: “There are already long queues of trucks along the N3.

“The Mariannhill plaza has a backlog of 10km all the way to Hammarsdale, and the problem is that (according to the Road Traffic Inspectorate) the local communities are now targeting trucks.”

This involves, among other perpetrations, looting cargo from transporters.

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