The threatened protest by truckers has been suspended after the intervention by the government, which is determined that nothing will be allowed to disrupt next week’s elections. 

The truckers threatened highway closures in protest at the hiring of foreign nationals in what could have been a repeat of the disruption caused when they blocked highways in KwaZulu-Natal after former president Jacob Zuma’s imprisonment on contempt of court charges in 2021. Major freight routes were brought to a standstill...

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