Eye-testing machines stolen
Johannesburg - The Brakpan Licensing Centre could provide only limited services this week because of the theft of eye-testing machines, the Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality said on Tuesday.
"Four specialised live scanning unit (LSU) computers, which are used for eye testing, were stolen in the break-in which took place in the early hours of Friday morning," spokesperson Justice Mohale said.
This meant that only one LSU was available until the two kept in storage were up and running by the end of the week.
Only bookings for learners' licences, drivers' licence renewals and a limited number of professional driving permits could be processed this week.
Mohale apologised to people turned away from the centre on Monday and appealed for patience until the problem was rectified.