JP Smith 'disappointed' by arrest of traffic warden


Honorary Master
Mar 26, 2010
JP Smith, the mayoral committee member for safety and security; and social services, was "very disappointed" to learn of the arrest of a City of Cape Town traffic warden in Nyanga on Thursday night.

The warden and two accomplices apparently impersonated law enforcement personnel by staging a fake vehicle checkpoint in the area. They were rounded up by SAPS at about 9.30pm.

"The motive is not clear, although I’m sure it will emerge as the investigations continue. The warden was off-duty at the time and was using his private vehicle, but he had Traffic Department equipment in his possession, including a trunk radio and his appointment card. His accomplices were dressed in traffic uniform too.
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