Traffic fine amnesty

2011-03-05 00:00

THE Msunduzi Municipality points out that the amnesty period for traffic offenders who owe the council more than R7 million in unpaid will only start once the go-ahead is granted by the Director of Public Prosecutions

Speaking on behalf of the mayor’s office, Julie Dyer, acting strategic executive manager for community services, said that while it is correct that the executive committee discussed the matter of a 50% reduction in outstanding traffic fines on Thursday, it does not have the final authority to implement this.

“The municipality needs first to seek the permission of the Director of Public Prosecutions before they can implement the proposal,” said Dyer.

Until the correct authority has been obtained, traffic offenders are still liable for the full amount of any outstanding fines, and should continue to pay them on time, failing which appropriate legal action will follow, said Dyer. — WR.




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