Robbery shuts down Centurion licencing office

Robbery shuts down Centurion licencing office

The Centurion Licencing Department has been shut down after computers, eNatis screens and camera equipment were stolen.

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The robbery has resulted in winding queues and major delays at neighbouring licencing offices.


Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson Isaac Mahamba, says the incident happened overnight.


“We would like to inform members of the community about the disruption of the licencing services at the Centurion Licencing Centre, following a recent overnight burglary. The theft has now prompted an immediate shutdown of the centre,” Mahamba explains.


The Midrand Licencing Centre was filled to capacity as people from Centurion flocked there today.



Midrand licencing centre
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Marelize Strydom says she arrived at the Centurion Centre at 05:00 only to be told at 07:30 that they cannot assist her.

Mahamba says the centre will be operating tomorrow under limited resources.


“Services are planned to resume tomorrow. The centre will only be able to do learner licence testing, practical driver testing and collection of new licence cards. Licence renewal services will not be offered until further notice,” he says.

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Centurion residents have been advised to go to the Akasia or Bronkhorstspruit licencing centres which are fully operational.


Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga, is expected to hold a briefing tomorrow to address spate of robberies across the city.

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