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.
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.