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Soshanguve taxi driver arrested for violating lockdown regulations

The man was caught ferrying 13 passengers in a 15-seater taxi – that's three more than what is allowed and driving without a permit or license.

Commuters disembark from a taxi. Picture: 123rf

JOHANNESBURG –Gauteng traffic police have arrested another taxi driver for breaking lockdown regulations.

The man was caught ferrying 13 passengers in a 15-seater taxi – that's three more than what is allowed.
The driver was also operating outside of the permitted hours with an unlicensed vehicle.

Gauteng traffic police's Obed Sibasa said: “A 31-year-old man has been arrested for driving without a driver’s license, driving a taxi without a professional driving permit, driving a motor vehicle without a permit for it and being outside and operating within the lockdown period at 1 pm.”

Earlier this week another taxi driver was also handcuffed in Hillbrow for contravening the Disaster Management Act.

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