Be patient following theft of licensing equipment, Tshwane Municipality pleads

Within a month thieves targeted the Waltloo, Centurion & Akasia testing stations where they made off with numerous computers, cameras and other equipment.

Centurion Licensing department. Picture: Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - The Tshwane Municipality has pleaded with consumers to be patient at its vehicle testing centres but says it has put in place measures to try stabilise operations.

Within a month thieves targeted the Waltloo, Centurion and Akasia testing stations where they made off with numerous computers, cameras and other equipment used to renew driving licences.

The municipality says drivers license renewals at the Centurion testing centre is limited to about 100 a day and only to those with optometrist eye test certificates.

Applicants have also been encouraged to produce such certificates at the Akasia and Bronkhorstspruit centres because it reduces the time of applications.

The city says the Waltloo Centre will provide most services except professional driving licence and driving license renewals.

While it urged residents to be patient, the city is unable to estimate a timeframe in which full services will be restored to all of the centres.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)