So, what do I get when I open my mail today? A R1000 surprise. Now the real kicker: it's from 29 October 2004!?
It's actually not the fine itself but a reminder to pay, from the Beaufort-West municipality. According to which if I fail to "pay the outstanding amount immediately a summons or a warrant of arrest has been or will be issued"
I can remember visiting Beaufort-West round about that time, but this is the first mention of a R1000 fine. Surely they can't expect me to pay a now almost 3 year old fine, especially as this is the first word I've heard about it? I've had to renew my vehicle license 2 times since 2004, both times there were no mention of any outstanding amounts.
What would one do in a case such as this?