TOM BURKE — The communities of respective villages within Lephalale have complained about tuck shops that sell expired items and operate illegally.
This resulted in an operation conducted by Lephalale cluster stations on Friday 2 June together with the CPF, CSF, YCOP, Home Affairs, LEDET (Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism) Waterberg District Municipality, Environmental Affairs (WDM) Health Inspector and Lephalale Municipality.
14 tuckshops were visited and 14 J534 (police fines) were issued to the value of R14 000 and three illegal immigrants were arrested. The majority of the J534 that were issued were for operating a tuck shop/spaza shop(s) without a trading license.
All the tuck shops/spaza shops were found to be selling items of which the best before dates had already expired – including food items.
They were seized by LEDET.
The operation was conducted at Tom Burke policing area (from Motlhasedi and surrounding villages near Seleka and Sefitlhogo).
* As stated on the J534 form handed to the accused – if the person chooses to pay the admission of guilt fine, he/she acknowledges to be guilty of the offence(s).