Government has assured truck drivers traversing between Zambia and South Africa that their safety concerns have been attended to by both Governments.

Minister of Home Affairs, Stephen Kampyongo has ensured that the continued bilateral relationship between Zambia and South African will help curtail the acts of violence targeted at foreign nationals and their property witnessed recently.

He said that the South African government had given assurances that the trucks will travel without hindrances or threats to drivers.

Mr. Kampyongo said the recent reported case where four trucks were robbed is being investigated and could be a mere act of criminality separate from the matters that the two governments have been dealing with.

He said in their bilateral engagements, the South Africa Government had assured the safety of Zambian truck drivers because of the understanding that South African drivers too needed protection as they traversed through the SADC region.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kampyongo stated that Zambia has welcomed the apology rendered and regret expressed by President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, on the attacks on foreign nationals.