DA-led Jozi takes the fight to un-roadworthy vehicles

Issued by City of Johannesburg –
26 Jun 2018 in Where We Govern

As part of Operation Buya Mthetho, an initiative between the City of Johannesburg and the JMPD, the DA-led City of Johannesburg has been removing un-roadworthy, unlicensed and illegal vehicles from the roads across the city since the beginning of the year.

One of the 500 impounded vehicles that used to transport children to school every single day.

One part of this multi-focused operation is to ensure the restoration of road safety and law and order on the roads.

Over 500 un-roadworthy, unlicensed and illegal minibus taxis, and over 60 illegal dumper trucks have been impounded by JMPD since the commencement of Operation.

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba investigating one of the impounded taxis.

“We will not surrender to lawlessness. Illegal, non-compliant and irresponsible operators cannot expect us to look away whilst they play with the lives of commuters and other motorists on the roads”

– Herman Mashaba, Mayor of Johannesburg