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Hunt Underway for Criminals Targeting Motorists with Road Spikes on the N4



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Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Faith Mazibuko says they have deployed police officers in strategic points due to road spikes in Gauteng. The South African reports that motorists’ lives are in danger as there has been an increase in road spikes, especially on the N4. Regarding the increase of fake blue light officers, Mazibuko said motorists should not stop if they do not feel safe.

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HOTSPOTS IDENTIFIED: According to a report by BusinessTech, several significant areas have been identified as hotspots for road spiking incidents. These include:

  1. N4 highway from Pretoria to Rustenburg
  2. N4 highway from Pretoria to Mpumalanga
    • Specifically between the Solomon Mahlangu and Watermeyer off-ramps
  3. N1 interchange in Polokwane
  4. N4 route to Rustenburg
    • Particularly between the R80 Mabopane Freeway and Brits Plaza tollgate
  5. Golden Highway
  6. R21 Freeway from OR Tambo International Airport to Pretoria
  7. R562 in Olifantsfontein
  8. N12 in Witbank
    • Specifically under the Merridale bridge
  9. Other sections of the N4 and N12 highways
    • Between various off-ramps and intersections, including:
      • Bronkhorstspruit and Balmoral off-ramp on N4 Pretoria to Mpumalanga
      • Leondale and Barry Marais Road on N3
      • Rondebult and Heidelberg Road on N17
  10. Ongoing patrolling and surveillance efforts are being conducted in these areas by law enforcement agencies and community policing forums to address the spike in incidents.

In 2022, MEC Mazibuko revealed that of the 13 cases of road spikes reported along the R104 road, only two arrests were made with no convictions, as the cases were still pending in court.

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Picture: Facebook / Gauteng Department of Community Safety

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