Brits/Tshwane: Trans Kalahari Kalahari Corridor (TKCS) National Committee in the Republic of South Africa held the Inter-Provincial Joint Law Enforcement Operations between Brits and Tshwane sphere to educate the road users about the importance of road safety and, the same time celebrating ”Mandela Day” a birthday of the renowned struggle icon and former president of South Africa Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela which is on the 18th July.
The operations had attracted two hundred and fifty three (253) law enforcement officials from North West and Gauteng Province.
Law enforcement officials took to the N4 road after the opening parade to conduct a stop and check all vehicles coming and going to North West and Gauteng to ensure compliance of drivers, passengers and roadworthy of these vehicles.
Officials left no stone unturned during operations where traffic fines were issued for those driving without licences, arresting illegal immigrants, those with a warrant of arrest paying their dues on the spot and discontinuing unroadworthy vehicles.
During his welcoming and keynote, TKCS Executive Director Leslie Mpofu welcomed both delegates from two Provinces and the delegation from Eswatini; stakeholders invited and thanked them for their continued support in order to achieve the objectives of TKC.
“The support we receive from various stakeholders in South Africa is appreciated and clearly shows that we can achieve our set goals by working together. Im further pleading for the continued working relationship and supporting each other even in the future and ensuring that our roads are safe from accidents, criminal elements and also motorists comply to the road,” said Mpofu.
He also welcomed delegations of the Sincephetelo Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) led by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Mfanimpela Myeni, from Eswatini.
The Eswatini MVA visit is informed by the SADC bilateral agreement on harmonising systems and processes to ensure a better African trade. They are benchmarking on South African transport agencies’ regulations and tools to correlate their services and working force.
The Trans Kalahari Corridor (TKC) is a tripartite transboundary Corridor Management Institution established with a political and economic vision to pursue or contribute towards deeper regional integration programs of SADC, SACU and NEPAD.
The Trans Kalahari Corridor (TKC) is a road network ranging approximately 1900 kilometres across South Africa, Botswana and Namibia territories.
Mpofu was accompanied by Trans Kalahari Corridor National Chairperson, Mr Suebel Mmono, Trans Kalahari Corridor Management Committee: Co-Chair Segodi Mogotsi, Sincephetelo MVA Fund CEO, David Mfanimphela Myeni and Gauteng Department of Community Safety, Head of Department Nontsikelelo Sisulu and various key stakeholders.