Provincial traffic officials impounded five buses apparently used for scholar transport in terms of Department of Education tenders in the Moletjie area, outside Polokwane during a routine roadblock earlier today (Thursday).
The buses were pulled over on the Mogwadi road to Moletjie when traffic officials discovered that the buses used fraudulent license discs and had no operating permits. Provincial Inspector Mmowa Kekana explained that officials noticed that two of the buses had the same Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) printed on the respective licence discs. “The discs also indicated that the registration only expires next year but according to the system it already expired in February this year,” Kekana said.
He added that the drivers were each issued a fine of R1 500 as well as a R20 000 summons for the impounded vehicles. The vehicles are still to be checked for roadworthiness.
Story and photo: RC MYBURGH