Tighten up security on roads and stop collecting money for pizzas

This was the assertion of MECs for both Mpumalanga and Gauteng when they held a Joint Basadi Roadblock to officially close Women’s Month during the operation which took place at K78 N4 in Balmoral outside Emalahleni Local Municipality.
It was presided over by the MECS from the departments of community safety, security and liaison, Gabisile Shabalala and her counterpart from Gauteng, Faith Mazibuko.

The operation yielded positive results it transpired as follows:
Traffic entering Mpumalanga
* Vehicle stopped
* 112 Summonses 65 (including 55 Speed & 15 LE)
* Vehicle weigh 299
* Warned 81
* Overloaded 6
* RTQ’s 3
* Amount collected R13 050
* Warrant executed 12
* Notice paid 1

SAPS recorded as follows:
* Person search 452
* Circulated 50
* Detective = 6
* 3 arrests
* 3 undocumented

* Screened 125
* 4 tested positive

Gauteng Traffic
* Vehicle stopped 241
* Summonses 142

Fire Dept
* Search 18 Trucks
* 1 flammable

In a joint statement, both Shabalala and Mazibuko conceded that today’s operation yielded the expected results, however, they issued a stern warning to the traffic section thus: “You really need to tighten your efforts in dealing with offenses on our roads in order to retain them as safe as possible at all times. We require you to be very strict with motorists and refrain from accepting bribes to buy yourselves pizzas during the day.
“We want you to be as vigilant as you’ve been today in our presence. At the same time, we appraise the joint operations between our provinces as in terms of security, safety and liaison, we’re supportive of each other, whereby, a wrongdoer from any of the provinces cannot escape detection and arrest within our boundaries,” they said.

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