Operation #BuyaMthetho cracks the whip on taxi drivers

JMPD officers stop minibus taxis as part of operation #BuyaMthetho. Photo: Ask the Chief JMPD

In the past week, William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road were the sites for an ongoing taxi operation in Fourways.

On 5 March, taxi drivers that were caught driving on the wrong side of the road along Leslie Avenue were arrested and had their taxis impounded. It is reported that of the 20 impounded taxis, five were discovered to be stolen.

MMC for Public Safety, Michael Sun joins the Metro police operation. Photo: Ask the Chief JMPD

Since the operation’s commencement on 1 March, 58 taxis have been impounded for being unroadworthy, unlicensed or for reckless driving.

The operation is part of the Metro police’s operation #BuyaMthetho, which seeks to bring back lawfulness among motorists who use Johannesburg roads.

“Commuter safety is one of our priorities as Easter is upon us,” said David Tembe, head of the Metro police. 

Metro police officers with a motorist. Photo: Ask the Chief JMPD


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