- Mpumalanga Community Safety Department expressed outrage following the release of a video shared via social media
- The video went viral as it shows police officers stopping a Toyota Quantum with 27 passengers on the inside
- The passengers included children, infants and a handicapped gentleman
The Mpumalanga Community Safety Department was stunned and shared its disdain for taxi drivers who violate the law.
Following the release of a controversial video shared via social media, the department has urged drivers to abandon life-threatening behaviour.
The video shows how police officers stop a Toyota Quantum minibus near Mbombela.
Briefly.co.za understands the vehicle was driving towards Mozambique.
To the amazement of the traffic officers, they found that the 16-seater vehicle was crammed full of passengers.
The cops proceeded to request all passengers to exit the vehicle and do a head count.
In the end, a whopping 27 passengers were seen coming out of the Quantum.
Daily Sun reported on the incident and that the driver claimed to be doing a good deed.
He said, “I was only trying to help the driver who was stuck and after seeing the children crying of hunger, I decided to do this.”
Moeti Mmusi, Mpumalanga Community Safety spokesperson, called on transport owners to ensure compliance to avoid fatal accidents.
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