- Despite coronavirus warnings and restrictions, traffic on Mzansi's roads has picked up considerably since December started
- More than 2,000 drivers have already been arrested for road traffic violations since the month began
- The N3 toll leading to Kwa-Zulu Natal is definitely one of SA's busiest despite the closure of beaches across the province
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It seems like things are picking up on Mzansi's roads very quickly this festive season despite numerous warnings of a fourth coronavirus wave. And peeps are not sticking to safety precautions on the roads either.
The Road Traffic Management Corporation reports that over 2,000 people have been arrested for road traffic violations since just the beginning of December!
RTMC spokesperson Simon Zwane told eNCA that police would be keeping an extra close eye on the roads to make sure South Africans are following road safety measures this busy holiday.
And even though beaches across KZN will be closed on key dates this festive period,- including Christmas & New Years weekend- the N3 toll remains equally busy as any previous year on record, Toll Concession’s operations manager, Thania Dhoogra told EWN.
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Put simply, motorists are being told to play it smart and keep safe on the roads this holiday season.
Cops kill alleged drug dealer after he sets his put bulls on them
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that an investigation has been launched into the killing of an alleged drug dealer by the police in Bloemfontein on 15 December 2021.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is looking into the details of the shooting. Police officers allege that the suspected drug dealer set his pit bull on them and pointed a gun at them which later turned out to be a toy.
The officers said that when they gained access to the suspects property, they were attacked by a pit bull. The suspect then emerged with three more dogs and allegedly instructed them to attack the officers.
After using a stun grenade against the dogs, which had little effect, they opened fire on the suspect who appeared to be armed. Upon inspection of the suspects body, the gun turned out to be a toy.
According to the Daily Sun, drugs and drug paraphernalia were found on the scene including R470 in cash.
News24 reported that the Tactical Response Teams were deployed to the suspects house after they were tipped off about an alleged drug operation.
Man pushes mistress out of 4th floor window, found sleeping by police afterwards
Earlier, Briefly News reported that a 38-year-old man from Orlando, Johannesburg has been arrested by the South African Police Service (SAPS) on an attempted murder charge. He is accused of pushing his mistress, who is 25 years old, out of a window on the fourth floor of their hotel.
The couple had booked into the Hotel Blue Star on Wednesday (15 December) night and were assigned a room on the fourth floor. The hotel's security guards allege that they heard the woman's body fall at 1 am the next morning.
Source: Briefly News