Newsflash: Easter Roadblock underway

The South African Police Service in Mkhondo would like to inform residents about the Easter Roadblock, which commenced on Monday, 26 March.

This annual roadblock is set up at Kempsiding, just past PG Bison and similar roadblocks are being conducted across South Africa. This year’s Easter Roadblock will end on Sunday, 8 April, and stakeholders from various departments will stop and search vehicles 24 hours a day.

Departments such as the SAPS, Traffic Department, Department of Home Affairs, SARS (South African Revenue Services), SANDF (South African National Defence Force), K9 Unit, Flying Squad, Stock Theft Unit and Customs will be operating during the roadblock. They will focus on the confiscation of illicit drugs, counterfeit or contraband items and music piracy.

Attention will be given to illegal immigrants and their paperwork (such as proof of identification) will be requested. Vehicles will be checked for roadworthiness and drivers will be requested to show their legal driver’s licence. In Mpumalanga, 10 Easter Roadblocks will be held on various roads: N4 – Middelburg/ Witbank N4 – Komatipoort N17 – Leandra/ Bethal N2 – Mkhondo N17 – Amsterdam N11 – Hendrina/ Middelburg R23 – Volksrust/ Standerton N3 – Grootvlei R573 – Moloto Road R40 – Hazyview Please remain patient when travelling on these roads as the roadblocks are essential in fighting crime in South Africa.

Thank you to all the hard-working individuals who will be working double shifts at the Easter Roadblocks to ensure that criminals are apprehended and for making our roads safer to travel on.