Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi warned motorists against engaging in violence and committing other offences at fuel stations.
This follows a video of a fist fight at fuel queue circulated on social media. Nyathi urged all victims of violence at service stations to report to the police. He encouraged operators of service stations to request police security whenever there are indications of potential violence upon delivery of fuel.Said Nyathi:
We are aware that some motorists, especially kombi drivers, skip queues and cause violence at fuel stations. We urge them to desist from such behaviour. We appeal to all motorists to exercise patience and to respect each other in fuel queues. All those who commit offences at service stations are not immune to arrest and prosecution. They will be arrested. Such cases must be reported to the police to allow the law to take its course. Most operators seek our services when they foresee violence upon receiving fuel deliveries. We encourage them to continue doing so to prevent cases of violence.