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Road blocks as leverage

25 February 2014, 06:54

As I was delayed again, same place, same day of the week , different week, and once again was almost late for an appointment, it occurred to me that there may be a particularly sneaky reason behind the delay.

It was the cops you see. Yup – Metro, with a roadblock. A real beaut – both sides of the road, mid-morning on a Monday, on the Kyalami road in fact. What they were looking for, hoping to catch, or trying to avoid, only they know. The tailback was spectacular, both ways, and obviously there was no way of avoiding it, back-tracking or turning around. Not with so many cop cars and flashing lights around, and there is nowhere to turn anyway. Maybe that’s the point….. but I digress.

I do understand that law enforcement is essential, but what I had so far failed to fully understand was the reason this particular road was targeted. As far as I know, it is nowhere near any notorious shebeens or other potentially crime-ridden areas. Then finally the penny dropped. That road, both ways, is a feeder road for alternative routes to enable law-abiding citizens to avoid the e-tolls.

Perish the thought that the cops could possibly be in an unholy alliance with Sanral, to force people to simply buy an e-tag and avoid the hassle.  Would they do that? Given all the lies, hot air, obfuscation, misinformation and downright blatant bull which has been forthcoming, and continues to spew forth ….. it does seem possible. Just wondering…..

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