PRETORIA – Hundreds of truck drivers contracted by Eskom are preparing to move in a convoy to the Union Buildings to hand over a memorandum to the Presidency.
They say they want Zuma to retract his statement as the move would leave them jobless.
Eskom’s acting CEO Matshela Koko says the utility cannot be blamed for not renewing the coal truck drivers' contracts.
Koko says coal-generated electricity is not sustainable.
About 100 trucks have filled the old Putco Bus Depot on Struben Street with more still on their way.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Coal Transportation Forum threatened to bring the capital to a standstill.
The forum’s Mary Phadi says they expect over 150 more vehicles on Wednesday.
The truck drivers have been urged to remain peaceful as they move in convoy to the Union Buildings.