Three more trucks have been burnt in Mozambique just three days after another met the same fate and one truck is missing.
According to eye witnesses, the incident happened this morning at Nyasakara, same area which has witnessed the shooting of Malawians on their way to Mozambique.
A truck driver who was in one of the vehicles stopped at the place said he saw militia men shooting and killing other truck drivers after the road was blocked.
“There were about 10 trucks that stopped because of the adhoc roadblock set up by the militia men. I was behind so when one militia man directed his eyes at me, I raised my hands up as a show of surrender while praying.
“He came shouted something in his language which I did not understand but I fell on the ground and immediately he left me for others after his master called him and this forced me to flee into the bushes,” he said.
He said he crawled into the bushes where he stayed for over 30 minutes and after there was silence, he crawled back to the road, got into his vehicle and returned.
Officials at Mwanza Immigration office said trucks that were destined for Beira are now returning back to Malawi.
Frelimo and Renamo are engaged in skirmishes following last year’s polls which put Frelimo back into power.