By Staff Reporter
QWAQWA – Law enforcement agencies were on high alert over the easter long weekend during which they nabbed foreign nations, mostly from Lesotho, who were found to have overstayed in South Africa.
This after community safety, roads and transport MEC Maqueen Letsoha Mathae led the Easter road safety campaigns on the N8, Maseru junction, near Ladybrand.
The campaign was meant to ensure that road safety is the number one priority during the entire holidays.
MEC Mathae applauded the law enforcement teams made up of members of the South Africa Police Services (SAPS), South Africa National Defence Force, Border Guards, immigration officers as well traffic officers.
“No one will break the law and get away with it; every road user must abide by the rules of the road. We cannot afford to lose lives on our provincial roads.”
During the campaign all vehicles were stopped and searched for road worthiness and whether drivers had valid drivers’ licences, commuters were also not spared as they too were searched for illegal weapons and validity of the travelling documents. Those who were found to be travelling on expired passports were arrested.