Over 500 Illegally Imported Vehicles to Be Deregistered and Crushed By Road Traffic Management Corporation

Over 500 Illegally Imported Vehicles to Be Deregistered and Crushed By Road Traffic Management Corporation

  • Several vehicles that were illegally imported and registered in South Africa has started to be crushed
  • The Road Traffic Management Corporation will destroy the cars, which were fraudulently brought in the country in 2019
  • South Africans took to social media to share their views on the matter and many had mixed reactions

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly News on your News Feed!

EASTERN CAPE - Hundreds of illegally imported vehicles are being destroyed by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) this morning.

The 520 vehicles were imported and fraudulently registered for use in South Africa and were only supposed to pass through the county from Japan.

RTMC, crush, illegally imported cars, 17 people arrested, confiscated in 2019, deregistered, destroyed
Illegally imported cars are being crushed by the Road Traffic Management Corporation. Image: @TrafficRTMC/Twitter & Getty
Source: UGC

SABC News reported that in 2019, 17 people were arrested after being linked to a group that illegally recorded vehicles on the National Traffic Information System (eNatis).

Read also

Operation Dudula heads to Tshwane to deliver memorandum, demands employment of SA citizens

A video of the vehicles ready to be destroyed was shared on social media by RTMC along with the caption:

PAY ATTENTION: Never miss breaking news – join Briefly News' Telegram channel!

“Vehicles illegally purchased from the syndicate were seized from members of the public and destroyed.”

A case against those accused is still on-going.

South Africans reacted to the video clip

@mr_khaile said:

"What did members of the public get out of this, because you were supposed to protect them from the fraud that has just hit them? Destroying those vehicles is fine by me, I'm just worried about those who bought them hoping they're legit.”

@RNaidoo shared:

“But he's driving away from the crusher with that car.”

@pd_shelton commented:

“This is bullshit just fine the person and give him proper documentation. Except it is stolen. Sell the parts rather than crush them.”

@AmuFloyd posted:

Read also

"Poor communities are against illegality”: Foreigners in Zwelitsha displaced

“Good news but can we see the cars being destroyed. We have trust issues in this country.”

Forex boss who flexed hard with cars, clothes arrested for fraud

Briefly News also reported Prince Nkosinathi Mazibuko, 28, is a multimillionaire and director of the Born Rich Group leading a flashy life especially if you followed him on social media.

The forex company director, operating mostly in KwaZulu-Natal, has been arrested and is facing a staggering 194 charges of fraud, theft and contravening financial acts. Mazibuko reportedly handed himself over to the Hawks serious organised crime unit on Thursday after receiving a summons.

Hawks spokesperson Captian Simphiwe Mhlongo says that Mazibuko had allegedly lured victims to invest money in his company.

"He allegedly assured them that they would receive a monthly return of 80% on their invested capital. However, Mazibuko never paid the promised monthly returns or the interest back to the complainants. The total value involved is R735 000.”

Source: Briefly News

Bianca Lalbahadur avatar

Bianca Lalbahadur Bianca Lalbahadur is a current affairs journalist at Briefly News. With a knack for writing hard-hitting content, she is dedicated to being the eyes and ears of South Africans. As a young and vibrant journalist, Bianca is passionate about providing quality and factual stories that impact citizens. She graduated from the Independent Institute of Education in 2017 and has worked at several award-winning Caxton associated community newspapers.