PMB traffic offenders get amnesty

2012-01-26 21:29
Pietermaritzburg - Pietermaritzburg traffic offenders have been urged to make use of a six month amnesty to pay half of the fines owed to the municipality.

The move is aimed at dealing with traffic fines totalling R51m that have been piling up since 2009.

"We want to plead with everyone who knows that they owe the municipality to come forward and settle now because such a chance may not be available for a very long time," Mayor Chris Ndlela said on Thursday.

The amnesty starts from February 1 and ends on July 31. The move was mooted last year and came after the request was approved by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The municipality has received over R7m in traffic fines since 2009.

The amnesty is meant for offenders from 2009 until 2011. New offenders who settle their fines within 32 days will also enjoy the 50% discount.

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