Gauteng authorities gear up for Easter traffic

Officials will be deployed to hot spots as thousands start heading for holiday destinations.

FILE: Johannesburg Metro Police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar directs traffic during an Easter road safety operation in Alexandra, 31 March 2015. Picture: Vumani Mkhize.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Traffic Police (GTP) says it's well prepared for the Easter weekend traffic set to begin today.

Thousands of motorists are expected to start leaving for various holiday destinations.

More than 1,000 buses will also be travelling to Limpopo for religious festivals.

GTP spokesperson Busaphi Nxumalo says they have deployed officials to all the hot spots.

"As Gauteng Traffic Police, we promise all our motorists and everyone that is going to come to the province that Gauteng is safe and our law enforcement agents are always on the road to make sure no incidents occur."

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