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24 vehicles impounded during KaMhlushwa operation

Some fines were issued for unroadworthy vehicles, overcrowding and operating without valid licences.

Twenty-four vehicles were impounded during a law enforcement operation staged in KaMhlushwa today, Tuesday July 9.

Led by the Mpumalanga MEC for public works, roads and transport, Thulasizwe Thomo, the operation focused on ensuring the safety of scholar transport through rigorous and inspections for compliance with the National Land Transport Act.

Thomo issued a stern warning to motorists who gamble with their lives and the lives of fellow road users by driving unroadworthy cars. “We are not going to tolerate lawlessness on the roads. Our men and women in uniform will make sure there is total compliance, which will assist in road safety and the reduction of road fatalities,” said Thomo.

The fines issued during the operation include vehicles operating without valid licences, overloading and unroadworthiness.

MEC Thulasizwe Thomo checks motorists’ compliance during the operation. Photo: Supplied/Bongani Dhlamini

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The MEC said although this was an operation in line with the new school term, similar operations are executed daily to ensure compliance on the road. “We are running this law enforcement operation on daily basis; our transport inspectors are always on the road ensuring that motorists adhere to the rules.”

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