WATCH | Truck drivers forced to flee after two trucks torched in North West

17 September 2019 - 14:25 By Nonkululeko Njilo

Two trucks were set alight in Lichtenburg, North West, in the early hours of Tuesday. 

"Two trucks were allegedly driving on Deelkraal Road outside Lichtenburg at 6am," said police spokesperson Capt Aafje Botma.

"There were stones on the road and four suspects allegedly walked in front of the first truck."

Botha said the truck drivers tried to make a U-turn but both trucks "jack-knifed" and the drivers had to run away from the suspects on foot.

"The drivers fled from the trucks when the suspect set the trucks alight. The police and fire department went to the scene," she said.

No arrests have been made but Lichtenburg police say they are investigating a case of malicious damage to property. 

In a separate incident, a truck was set alight and a vehicle damaged during a community protest in Hout Bay, Western Cape, in the early hours of Tuesday.