MEC appalled by state of Centurion Testing Station

Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi made an unscheduled visit to the Centurion Testing Station this morning.

FILE: Transport Minister Dipuo Peters (L) and Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi (R). Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN

PRETORIA - Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi has promised heads will roll after visiting the Centurion Testing Station, which he's described as being in crisis.

Motorists have been complaining for months that the centre is understaffed and that it takes hours to renew licences.

Vadi made an unannounced visit there this morning.

The MEC was met by angry motorists when he arrived at the Centurion licensing centre this morning.

The centre's acting manager explained why they're having problems.

"We've only got 19 staff members that we're working with here and then we need an addition of 24 people."

But Vadi was not impressed.

"What is quite clear is that there's a complete breakdown in management at this centre. The staff shortage compounds that problem. This is an unacceptable situation and it will require an intervention."

He says he will meet city management today.