SWAZI TRUCK DRIVER WANTED IN SA
A truck driver who was employed in South Africa has since become the most wanted person after he allegedly sold a trailer with it’s load in Durban.
Boy-Boy Mfanawakhe Dlamini is now wanted by the South African Police Service for a case of theft. Information gathered is that the suspect, who was employed as an international truck driver, drove the truck in question from Johannesburg to Durban.
It is alleged he sold the trailer and its load at a place known as Cato Ridge truck stop to an unknown person. The truck which was ferrying goods is said to have been discovered parked in Pinetown. The container, with identity number is MSKU0455710, was nowhere to be found.
It is alleged that the driver parked the truck at Pinetown and took a taxi back to the country (Swaziland). A case against the Swazi has since been opened by his employer. The trailer which was alleged to have been sold by the suspect is registered ND713271.
The container is from Mearsk containers. South African police have since appealed to anyone with information regarding the crime to assist them.
According to reports, the trailer had a load of aluminum and plastic. Such an incident has sparked a serious debate in South Africa with most people claiming that most companies especially in the transport industry prefer to hire Swazis instead of South Africans.
This has even led to some communities protesting and burning trucks for a certain company which hires foreigners only. Such an incident comes at a time when six men were recently given a hefty sentence for hijacking trucks which they then sold to the country.
Information shared by the South African police service was to the effect that the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in the Free State welcomed the hefty sentences imposed by the Harrismith High Court to Fernando Filepe (44), Eric Masuku (30), Albert Nyoni (38), Master Mashaba (38) and Thabane Zondo (40) for several Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA) charges of truck hijacking and kidnapping.
It is alleged that the group was arrested in the Free State and Gauteng respectively by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit during project driven investigations in October 2015. It is said the investigations were initiated following incidents of truck hijackings on the highways in the Eastern Free State, Gauteng and Mpumalanga.
“Investigations implicated the accused in about 12 hijackings between 2012 and 2015, wherein trucks were robbed of cargo valued at approximately E8.5 million.
The truck drivers were threatened with firearms, forced to accompany the suspects and dropped off at isolated areas. Five of the trucks were recovered in Mpumalanga and one in Swaziland” part of the report read.
MOST WANTED: Boy Boy Dlamini is wanted for selling a truck trailer in South Africa.