Metro cops extend Nomakanjani drive

Penwell Dlamini

Penwell Dlamini

Reckless drivers in Johannesburg are in for a tough time as Operation Nomakanjani expands to other parts of the city.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, spokesperson for the Johannesburg Metro Police Department, said they are on course in their quest to stop reckless drivers in their tracks.

"We are on course. Nomakanjani has expanded to places such as Sandton, Fourways, Alexandra and Midrand," said Minnaar yesterday.

He said the campaign was also being extended to Johannesburg highways such as the N1 and N3 for the speedsters who travel at night.

Minnaar said 770 drivers had been arrested since the operation was launched on March 9.

Most of those arrested were charged with skipping red traffic lights, illegal overtaking and driving facing oncoming traffic.

"We set out to arrest reckless drivers and we are succeeding," Minnaar said.

Yesterday 27 drivers were arrested in Alexandra in the morning operation. Minaar said the operation has also been impounding a number of unroadworthy vehicles.

"Let the public judge for themselves about the impact we have made in the Joburg CBD," he said.

Instead of issuing fines, traffic cops now arrest drivers for certain offences. They spend a night in jail and are released the next day in court with a R2000 admission of guilt fine.