The police in the North West say that 349 people were arrested for various offenses in this province over the Easter weekend.
Brig. Sabata Mokgwabone, police spokesperson, says suspects were arrested for, among other things, assault with intent to seriously injure, murder, house robbery, rape, possession and trade of drugs, drunk driving and illegal possession of firearms.
More than 6,411 traffic fines were also issued to motorists on the province’s roads. According to Mokgwabone, a total of 6,547 vehicles were pulled off the road and searched, while 14,998 people were searched during these incidents.
A further 139 fines were issued to people who committed offenses in terms of the Liquor Act. The police also seized several drugs, including Mandrax and tik.
Presumably stolen copper cables were also found in the possession of some of the suspects.
Increased police visibility will continue on roads on Monday.
Limpopo traffic still heavy
Easter weekend traffic was still heavy in Limpopo by Monday – especially on roads leading out of this province.
The provincial department of transport and community safety indicated on Twitter on Monday afternoon that there is heavy outbound traffic on the N1, R101, R71, R81 and R579.
“Drive carefully and keep a safe following distance at all times.”
TRAFFIC ALERT (2)⚠️
Monday, 10 April 2023#SafeEaster2023 |Heavy traffic on roads leading out of the province, including the N1, R101, R71, R81, and R579. Please drive with caution and maintain a safe following distance at all times. pic.twitter.com/1H9fEibRen
— Limpopo Department of Transport & Community Safety (@TransportLimCom) April 10, 2023
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