Apology for officers

2014-04-25 00:00

THE Msunduzi Municipality apologised yesterday after two of its traffic officers sat manning a speed trap on Edendale Road and ignored a major traffic gridlock barely metres away.

Angry workers and pupils were late getting to their workplaces and schools. They questioned the officers’ priorities — making money through trapping or assisting commuters by directing peak morning traffic at the intersections where the robots were malfunctioning.

Msunduzi spokesperson Madeleine Jackson-Plaatjies said one of the primary functions of a traffic officer is to regulate and control traffic. She apologised to affected commuters and said that the chief of traffic would investigate the matter.

“Corrective measures will be taken to guard against this type of practice in the future. Again we would like to assure residents that traffic control is our priority, and it is our responsibility to ensure that all motorists travel safely on our roads,” she said.

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