Joburg’s Metro police impounded 20 taxis at the corner of William Nicol Drive and Leslie Avenue on 5 March as Operation Buya Mthetho, meaning bring back the law, continues across the City of Johannesburg.
Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, told Randburg Sun the taxis were impounded because they drove on the wrong side of the road and were operating without valid drivers licences.
“This operation will continue at that location until drivers obey the rules of the road,” he said.
Minnaar also said that this specific corner has become a hotspot for drivers jumping the queue and driving into oncoming traffic to get to the traffic light.
“Officers will also go to other hotspots including the R55, Allendale Road, Maxwell Drive, Leeuwkop Road and Olifantsfontein Road.
“The owners of these taxis will have to provide proof of ownership and pay a R2 850 fine to get the vehicle out of the pound.
A week earlier, 17 taxis were also impounded, and one was found to have been hijacked in Pretoria in 2015.