Trucker George Parkins flees black mob, Boksburg

Truck-owner George Parkins attacked by a howling black mob of Cosatu trade unionists, Atlas Road, Boksburg

 Eastleigh truck-owner George Parkins and his 2 workers barely escaped from an angry mob of striking black truck drivers, writes Dylan Slater writes in Caxton’s Bedfordview/Edenvale News. Parkins feared he was going to be murdered while  transporting goods at 8:45am Feb 16 2011, Atlas Road, Boksburg.

Parkins George Eastleigh trucker SURVIVES mob_attack Feb162011

‘ They would surely have killed us… ‘

They struck his truck with sticks, pipes, rocks, rubble and bricks. Three windows were smashed and the mob then tried to enter the truck’s cabin to drag the three occupants outside – including Mr Parkins, a private contractor who owns the truck. “If they had managed to pull me and my workers out the truck they would have surely killed us,” said Mr Parkins.“There were more than 20 of them,” said one of Mr Parkin’s employees, clearly shaken by what had happened. Mr Parkins contacted the SAPS shortly thereafter. It’s not known what the contents of his truck were.

Parkins George EASTLEIGH trucker attack CAXTON NEWS

About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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