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04 September 2018
479 summonses worth more than R300 000 monetary value during first SA National TKC operation

Motorists traveling on the N4 between Pretoria and Rustenburg which is the part of the Trans Kalahari Corridor felt the pinch of the law enforcement during the first South African National Trans Kalahari Corridor Joint Law Enforcement Operation.

More than 1000 vehicles were stopped and checked where 479 summonses were issued to defaulting motorists worth an estimated value of R300 000.

The three day operation successfully stamped authority on the N4 with the main objectives to improving operations and instilling road safety along the route in mobilizing businesses to improve the corridor.

About 26 vehicles were discontinued, nine motorists were arrested for drunken driving and 96 pedestrians arrested and 48 paid an amount of R300 for admission of guilt each for walking and crossing on the freeway.

The arrest of pedestrians walking on a free way was informed by the National Traffic Act 93 of 1996, Regulation 323, which states that no person is allowed on the free way on foot.

Segodi Mogotsi, the Director for Corridor Management at the National Department of Transport and also the Trans Kalahari Corridor Management Committee Co-chair commended all stakeholders who [participated in ensuring the success of the operation in bringing law and order on the N4 Corridor.

“Improvements on the corridor start with maintaining law and order by dealing with criminal activities and ensure total compliance on the route and at the same time we are working hard to address challenges such as maintenance of the infrastructure and improving our relations with communities living along the corridor,” said Mogotsi who further emphasized the role of the corridor and its efficiency on movement of goods, services and people.

According to Mogotsi, the corridor is a conduit for economic growth and development for the entire region in fulfilling the objectives of the SADC Protocol and African Union Vision 2063.

“Government invests billions of rands in the transport infrastructure and people must see economic and developmental spinoffs available along the corridor,” he said.

The Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat has resolved to establish National Committees in the Three Member States and South Africa became the first country in achieving the initiative.

These committees are set to facilitate and enhance the implementation of the TKC Memorandum of Understanding of 2003 objectives set to improve and harmonise relations between Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

The Trans Kalahari Corridor National Committee (South Africa) will continue working towards intensifying law enforcement, improving relations and creating and identifying opportunities for communities along the corridor.

South African delegation will join the 7th TKC Joint Law Enforcement Operation in Namibia that is scheduled to take place from the 9-16 September 2018, which will be followed by South Africa hosting the 8th operation in November this year.


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