One plate for all in ANC motorcade

2012-04-20 11:02
ANC cars are seen using the same number plates. (The Witness)

ANC cars are seen using the same number plates. (The Witness)

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Pietermaritzburg - The KwaZulu-Natal ANC travelling centenary jamboree is allegedly flouting the rules of the road.

Recent pictures on Facebook show at least three cars with exactly the same number plates - ANC 100 - ZN - which is in violation of South Africa’s Road Traffic Act.

It was not immediately clear when or where the pictures were taken.

The luxury cars are an Audi and Mercedes Benz with members of the ANC dressed in party regalia either standing in the cars waving flags or standing next to them.

One of the photographs even shows a traffic officer monitoring the motorcade.

Illegal

A senior traffic official who declined to speak on record because he had not seen the plates said: “I can say for sure that is illegal.”

He said while vanity plates were allowed, it was illegal to have the exact same number plates on two different cars or to use vanity plates without the department’s authority.

ANC provincial secretary-general Sihle Zikalala said the party was not aware that there were cars violating the rules of the road by using the same licence plates.

“We are looking at this matter and we do not know these cars. We would like to get the full details of the vehicles.”

The Democratic Alliance expressed concern in a statement, saying the anomaly was further evidence of provincial cabinet’s inability to separate state from party and how the goalposts were moved to accommodate those within the party’s elite clique.

The DA said it remained concerned about the celebrations and would be calling on the premier to confirm that they were not being funded by the taxpayers.
 
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