Cape Town, South Africa – A 22-seater bus traveling from Zimbabwe to Cape Town was stopped by authorities on the N1 highway while ferrying 36 illegal Zimbabwean foreign passengers.
It was later discovered that the overloaded vehicle did not have the necessary operating permit to travel in South Africa.
The bus, which was en route to Cape Town, was pulled over by South African police during a routine check.
Upon inspection, it was found that the vehicle was carrying 36 passengers, well above the legal limit of 22. Furthermore, the bus was operating without a valid permit, raising concerns about the safety of the passengers and other road users.
The passengers, who were all from Zimbabwe, were found to be in South Africa illegally and were taken into custody. The bus driver and owner are facing charges for operating an overloaded vehicle and for operating without a permit. The authorities are investigating the matter further, and more charges may be filed.
This incident highlights the dangers of illegal transportation and the importance of adhering to traffic laws and regulations. Overloaded vehicles are a significant risk on the roads, and operating without a permit puts not only the passengers but also other road users at risk. It is crucial for transportation companies to ensure that their vehicles are in compliance with all laws and regulations to ensure the safety of everyone on the road.
The government and relevant departments should take a strong stance against illegal transportation in the country to minimize the risk of accidents caused by overloaded vehicles and to curb illegal immigration in the country. It is also important for the public to report any suspicious transportation activities to the authorities