44 people crammed into 22-seater taxi en route to Zim

The cross-border taxi was stopped during a routine stop and check on the N1 near Snake Park in Polokwane.

Photo: Limpopo Department of Transport

Photo: Limpopo Department of Transport

Limpopo Public Transport Unit officers this morning stopped a 22-seater cross-border taxi with double the number of permitted passengers on board, reports Polokwane Review.

According to the spokesperson for the department of transport, Matome Moremi-Taueutsoala, the bus was stopped on the N1 next to Snake Park just outside Polokwane. The bus was en route to Zimbabwe from Johannesburg.

Photo: Limpopo Department of Transport

“We have called cross-border officials to authenticate cross-border papers but the driver doesn’t have a permit to drive this kind of vehicle,” he said.

There were 44 people on board, seven of them children.

Photo: Limpopo department of transport

Moremi-Taueutsoala said this was totally unacceptable and that traffic officers would continue to crack down on those who broke the law.

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