Police should be visible and not take bribes: Mbalula

Police should be visible and not take bribes: Mbalula

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula launched the national Festive Season Road Safety campaign in Harrismith in the Free State on Thursday.

Fikile Mbalula festive launched
Neo Motloung

The minister, together with provincial officials, assessed the law enforcement’s readiness as the holiday period starts next week.



Mbalula says lawlessness has taken over the roads of the country and it cannot be allowed to continue.

The minister urged the police to play their part and not take bribes from drunk and reckless drivers.

“You must be visible, you must be seen on the streets. Drunks have taken over the streets.

Mbalula says his department has increased the capacity of traffic cops on the roads.

“In the Department of Transport we are working hard for things to get better, we are upgrading the roads… we are fixing the roads so that the roads are up to standard.”

He added the upgrades to roads will contribute to motorists’ safety, but that they need to work with law enforcement to ensure the annual December death toll does not increase again.

Mbalula was addressing community members at Harrismith Airport, Intabazwe Aerospace on Thursday afternoon.

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