On Saturday a taxi was stopped by Officials in Mamelodi.It is allegedly that the tax coming from Marble Hall in Limpopo, and the driver was using back routes and gravel roads.The tax was travelling between provinces despite the fact that it was banned by the government ever since the lockdown started.
The sneaking of people across provincial boarders was discovered by the Gauteng community safety MEC Faith Mazibuko this week. Mazibuko said on Saturday a taxi carrying 22 passengers 11 of them were children was stopped by traffic officials in Mamelodi, Pretoria.
“They are traveling from Marble Hall in Limpopo and they said that they used gravel roads so that they will not pass through roadblocks,” Mazibuko sayed in a tweet. One of Mazibuko’s followers on Twitter replied to her tweet by commenting that this was nothing new as people never stopped commuting between Mamelodi, Marble Hall and Groblersdal ever since the lockdown.
“My own neighbour travelled to Marble Hall twice during this lockdown. They used Moloto Road or that road that is after Bronkhorstspruit,” the woman tweeted. Mazibuko said this is really shocking to her because there is a roadblock on the Moloto road.