Driver of overloaded taxi arrested

2011-02-21 11:24

A taxi driver has been arrested in Montshioa for allegedly packing 26 school pupils into his 14-seater taxi, North West public safety officials said today.

The driver (23) was transporting the pupils from Majemantsho village to Mmabatho and Letsatsing high schools when he was pulled over by traffic authorities on James Moroka road at 7.30am today, said the North West spokesperson for the department of public safety, Lesiba Moses Kgwele.

The arrest was part of Operation Juggernaut, Kgwele said, a “zero tolerance” campaign aimed at accident prevention, targeting public transport.

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