The City of Joburg is clamping down on lawless drivers… making our roads that much safer!

JMPD Officer South Africa

The City of Joburg has launched Operation Buya Mthetho and has since earned millions in revenue all the while making the roads and city a safer place for all.



Operation Buya Mthetho was launched as part of the massive campaign for Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba to clean up the City of Joburg. Operation Buya Mthetho is a new multi-departmental operation aimed at enforcing by-laws and to bring back the rule of law to the City of Johannesburg.

It was launched on the 5th of February and today (7th of March) was a big day for tackling the problems with the road users.

“Operation Buya Mthetho aims to affirm the City’s commitments in ensuring that we stop the rot in our city and make it a prosperous and inclusive place for our people to live work and play. I hope that the residents of Johannesburg will support our initiative and report crime and criminals to our authorities.” – Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba

During today’s operation, over 9 road blocks were set up in the North of Johannesburg and just on William Nicol, 20 minibus taxis and 1 truck were impounded for being unlicensed and unroadworthy.

“This operation aims to curb the scourge of unroadworthy taxis that contribute to road carnages”

These roadblocks might be annoying and make your trip a little longer but in the end, they are protecting drivers from the unsafe vehicles and unlicensed drivers. In the long run, it is a massive win for the citizens of Joburg.

The JMPD are committed to commuter safety prior to the Easter Holidays. They are also clamping down on unlawful businesses and hijacked buildings.

There has been a revenue increase and some of the crooks have been forced to pay up, meaning the city now has an extra R30.5 million in the bank.

Sources: GTG / Twitter / CoJHB
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

1 Comment

  1. Wendy Thome

    March 9, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Thrilled with the JMPD initiative regarding unroadworthy and stolen vehicles. It’s taken so long that I thought it was a joke. I’d like to know where the people sleeping on the streets, and street traders, have been relocated and how their needs have been taken care of.
    Thank you.

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