Top cop warns Tshwane drivers not to stop on R80 highway

Most victims of violent crime along the R80 (Mabopane highway) had stopped to relieve themselves, SAPS district police commissioner Major-General Hilda Mohajane has said. With the nine suspects arrested in connection with the crimes expected to appear in court again today, Mohajane has warned motorists not to let their guard down. She said: “When we […]

Johannesburg minibus taxi drivers arrested for assaulting JMPD officer

Three minibus taxi drivers have been arrested for assaulting a Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer in the city centre during a confrontation over road blockages, the JMPD said on Saturday. “On Thursday afternoon, Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department undercover officers were patrolling along Delvers Street and Albertina Sisulu Road in the Johannesburg CBD. Officers noticed […]

Lady Zamar disappears with driver’s R52 000

Thabang Litsaone is desperately trying to get in touch with Lady Zamar after she allegedly failed to pay him. He has accused the singer of ghosting him after she failed to pay him R52 542 as per a court judgment. Thabang from Olievenhoutbosch, Tshwane, said he was Lady Zamar’s driver from November 2018 to April […]

Bikers and tow truck drivers protest for more police on highway

Tow truck drivers and bikers embarked on a protest yesterday on the R80 Mabopane highway to demand increased police presence on the road. This was in light of the horrific incidents tow truck drivers and motorists stuck on the side of the road have experienced recently. The Citizen to spoke to Kabelo Sebulele, an employee […]

Police crackdown on drunk drivers in stop-and-search operation

Operation “Okae Molao” rolled into Randfontein this weekend. Officers found over a dozen drunk drivers. They were arrested and are likely to appear in court on Monday morning. Police and the Community Safety Department want to ensure communities stay within Level 1 rules. Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela and MEC Faith Mazibuko conducted the stop-and-search […]

E-hailing drivers to strike on Monday over exploitation

E-hailing drivers in the Gauteng province, Western Cape and Free State are threatening to go on strike on Monday complaining about being exploited and neglected. They are demanding that the companies they operate under, namely Uber and Bolt, be regulated so that they can be protected from exploitation. They say operations will be suspended from […]

Gauteng dealing with driver’s licence backlog

Hours have been extended at some licencing departments across Gauteng. This is to deal with the backlog in renewing driver’s licences. Thousands of motorists in Gauteng are driving without valid licenses and many because of a licensing department backlog, this was exacerbated by the lockdown About 30,000 people haven’t been able to renew their licences […]

SA faces big driver’s license renewal problem

The Automobile Association (AA) has called for a moratorium on fining motorists without renewed driving licences that must be implemented as a matter of urgency. The organization further asked for immediate steps to be taken to fix the current renewal processes. According to the AA, the driver’s license renewal system was broken even before the […]

Minister Mbalula called to consider changing driver’s license renewal process from 5 to 10 years

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has called on Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to consider changing the driver’s license (DL) renewal process from 5 to 10 years. Outa’s public governance division, portfolio manager Dominique Msibi explained in a statement on Wednesday that changing the renewal process would save consumers and government time and money. “We […]

KZN police find hand grenade, shotgun and drugs in reckless driver’s car

A Durban man who caught the attention of police after allegedly driving recklessly was allegedly found having a hand grenade, shotgun, and Mandrax in his car. Officers from the national public order policing unit were on the busy Engelbrecht Road on Friday when they spotted a vehicle driving recklessly on the road, police spokesperson Nqobile […]