Govt assures safety of trucks traversing to South Africa


Government has assured truck drivers traversing between Zambia and South Africa that their safety concerns have been attended to by both Governments.

Minister of Home Affairs, Stephen Kampyongo said Government has ensured that the continued bilateral relationship between Zambia and South African will help curtail the acts of violence targeted at foreign nationals and their property.

Mr Kampyongo said the South African government had given assurances that the trucks will travel without hindrances or threats to drivers.

He said the recent reported case where four trucks were robbed is being investigated and could be a mere act of criminality separate from the matters that the two governments have been dealing with.

The Minister said in their bilateral engagements, the South Africa Government had assured the safety of Zambian truck drivers

Mr Kampyongo has also said that Zambia had welcomed the apology rendered and regret expressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, of South Africa on the attacks on foreign nationals.

He said Zambia has accepted the public apology rendered during the funeral of former President, Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe.

He said Zambia would also welcome the special envoys that President Ramaphosa would send to meet President Edgar Lungu or government officials, on the same matter.

This is contained in a statement Inutu Mwanza First Secretary-Press& Tourism Zambia Embassy, Addis Ababa Ethiopia