Obendingwa Mguni, the Deputy Minister of Homen Affairs says that police have a right to use spikes to control traffic. However, the deputy minister added that spikes should only be used to control traffic without endangering the welfare of motorists and passengers.
I have gone there to see for myself whether they throw or put the spikes. Just like the drums at roadblocks, I found that they put spikes.
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It is this Parliament that has to educate the public to follow the rules that they are carrying people, they are carrying lives. You can’t run away from a $10 fine and run over the spike to sacrifice the life of everyone,
He added that it was illegal for the police to throw spikes at moving vehicles.