[LISTEN] Mbalula warns unruly motorists: ‘Rubber bullets will fly’

[LISTEN] Mbalula warns unruly motorists: ‘Rubber bullets will fly’

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has threatened the use of rubber bullets to disperse unruly motorists during the festive season. 

Fikile Mbalula with RTMC CEO Makhosini Msibi

This comes after videos surfaced on social showing the Dinho convoy along the R80 Mabopane Highway in Pretoria.  

The video shows dozens of cars parked along the highway while motorists socialise.  

On Tuesday, Mbalula warned there would be repercussions for reckless motorists. 

“We have seen videos in circulation, of revellers gathering and partying alongside our roads with scant regard for Covid-19 regulations or health protocols. 

“These dastardly acts invariably end in tragedy as was the case with the Mabopane incident. This conduct is unacceptable, and our law enforcement authorities will show no mercy towards people who turn our roads into party spots and disregard either the rules of the road or the Covid-19 regulations,” said Mbalula. 

Mbalula released the 2020 preliminary festive season road statistics in Limpopo on Tuesday. 

He warned that authorities would throw the book at motorists breaking the law.  

“The mickey-mouse reckless behaviour we have seen in Mabopane where people were dancing on the road and all of that is not going to be allowed next time. It’s not going to be allowed, that party is going to be the last,” he added. 

“Then there’s going to be confrontation with law enforcement. Rubber bullets will fly.” 

Listen to Mbalula below: 


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