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Curtain comes down on Operation Mapepa Akakwana


The police operation code-named Mapepa Akakwana, aimed at ensuring all vehicles have requisite documentation ends this weekend after the impounding of 1 721 cars.

National traffic police spokesperson Inspector Tigere Chigome said they had arrested 992 commuter omnibus owners.

He said: “It is the owner’s responsibility to see to it that their vehicles have the necessary papers and also have drivers with all required documentation.”

Chigome said at the end of the operation they were embarking on another operation which is expected to see more than 5 000 people on the Traffic Offences’ wanted list being arrested.

“After this operation we are embarking on another one as we want all the people to pay for their offences,” said Chigome.

The operation, to be codenamed Mhosva Hairovi is aimed at ensuring all traffic offenders given provisions to pay fines or appear in court have been nabbed. “Some tickets are backdated to 2008 and what we are now doing is looking for them as we will be having warrants of arrest,” said Chigome.

“These people are now on the wanted list so we will treat those persons as dangerous persons because they were given the time to pay but they thought otherwise so now we will be on that.”

The operation Mapepa Akakwana launched on June 1 has seen the police arresting 948 drivers operating without licences, 2 939 without medical endorsement,
3 129 without re-tests, 2 134 without defensive driving certificates and 1 254 under age driving.

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