Speaking to Herald, Home Affairs Deputy Minister Obedingwa Mguni explained that only standard roadblocks i.e. those with a Police Ahead sign, drums and flashing lights, are the ones that will be reduced to four per province, but numerous spot checks by police within cities and towns will remain in place.
Those standard roadblocks I mentioned are those that I said there could be one standard roadblock per district or four per province, that is what we are planning to do to reduce the roadblocks. But it doesn’t mean the checkpoints won’t be there, the highway patrols won’t be there; so people must not mix it up. Police are allowed to do spot checks, they are allowed to do highway patrols. This must be articulated correctly.