Jaco Human
1 minute read
14 Jan 2019
1:22 pm

Mogale City licensing department goes cashless after robbery

Jaco Human

December’s armed robbery caused the department to rethink how they accept and keep cash on the premises.

A South African drivers license | Image: Facebook

The Mogale city licensing department said in a recent press release that they would no longer accept cash as payment.

This is in response to the unfortunate event that occurred on December 3 when 15 armed men forced their way into its premises, tied up the security personnel, and blew open the safes with explosives, reports Krugersdorp News.

This robbery, it seems, has left a bad taste in the department’s mouth and they hope to avoid a similar event in the future.

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They wish to turn the centre into a “cashless environment”, the press release stated and it added that it would be communicated to the public when this transition was completed.

“It is for the safety of our residents, people we are serving, and our staff that the municipality has in the interim decided to operate within a cashless environment.

Mokete Lethetsa, manager of the Mogale city licensing department said: “We, therefore, urge the public to please use alternative methods of payment for affecting their licensing and related transactions.”

If you have any questions, feel free to contact George Mdluli for licensing matters on 011 951 2183 or email dumisani.mdluli@mogalecity.gov.za, or Adrian Amod on 011 951 2304 or email adrian.amod@mogalecity.gov.za for general inquiries.

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