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(From Financial Mail)
Heads up speed freaks, taxi drivers and assorted road hogs: the Nelson Mandela metro is beckoning.
The metro, encompassing Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Despatch, Greenbushes and their satellite townships has just 125 traffic cops. That's 3075 fewer than Johannesburg has, or roughly one-tenth the size of the Durban or Cape Town departments.
What's more, the Nelson Mandela cops have just 84 vehicles, 54 of which are used by the 94 police officers who must cover the Port Elizabeth area.
Acting safety & security business unit manager Wimpie Kruger reckons he needs at least 500 officers to provide a visible traffic …