Six motorists arrested for failing to pay traffic fine

The City of Cape Town has urged motorists to pay their traffic fines.

This comes after officers recently arrested six suspects in Lansdowne, Hanover Park, Nyanga, Fish Hoek, Mowbray, and Manenberg, who were on the City’s Top 100 warrant offenders list with a total of 157 warrants between them, to the value of nearly R350 000. 

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On Wednesday, a suspect was arrested in the Lansdowne area for 27 outstanding warrants totaling R100 200. The following day, a suspect was arrested in the Hanover Park area, with 19 warrants outstanding, totalling R32 300. On Friday, officers made two arrests – one in Nyanga where the driver had 57 outstanding warrants, totalling R57 100, and another arrest in Fish Hoek, for 18 outstanding warrants totalling R47 200. On Sunday, a motorist was arrested for 21 warrants outstanding, totalling R67 900 in the Mowbray area, while another arrest was made in Manenberg, where a motorist was caught for 15 outstanding warrants totalling R41 700.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith urged motorists to settle their outstanding fines or risk being behind bars

‘’I advise motorists to take these cautionary tales to heart, and to settle their outstanding fines and warrants, whether at the roadshow or through our existing channels. We are heading into the busy Easter period, which comes with increased roadblocks and vehicle checkpoints. So do the right thing or run the risk of time behind bars should you be stopped at a roadblock, or tracked down by our tracing teams.’’


Done By: Mitchum George


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