A 35-year old taxi driver is currently facing attempted murder charges after he tested positive and continued to ferry passengers around.
The driver had previously taken a test on the 30th of April 2020 at the N2 Tsitsikamma roadblock in Eastern Cape, two days ago authorities contacted the driver to inform him that he tested positive.
Authorities urged that the man does not continue to drive passengers around and to self-quarantine to curb the spread, however, he refused the instructions.
Police stopped and arrested him at the R61 roadblock on Thursday (7th of May 2020) for refusing to comply with instructions and risking passengers’ lives.
He was found to have seven passengers in his vehicle.
“The driver, seven passengers and three other persons in an accompanying vehicle were transported by police and traffic officials back to Cape Town where they are in a quarantine site.”
“The police will ensure the driver is charged and appears before a court of law after consultation with the department of health officials.” said Brig Novela Potelwa