The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has been steadfast in enforcing some hygiene bylaws in the inner city, particularly those urinating all over the CBD.
Yesterday, Saturday, May 27th, was no exception, as JMPD officers compelled a taxi driver to clean his urine after relieving himself in the city.
“Minibus driver caught red-handed urinating on the road at Jiti Taxi Rank in Joburg.”
“In our efforts to create a clean and safe environment, the JMPD ops officers made him take responsibility for his irresponsible actions by instructing him to clean up his urine,” JMPD added.
Last month, JMPD focused heavily on catching irresponsible residents and cleaning them up after they urinated on the streets.
After urinating in public, the authorities ordered the perpetrator to clean up his mess. He was disturbed outside St Mary’s Cathedral on Wanderers and De Villiers Street in Johannesburg’s CBD, near the #JMPD Command Post Bus.
Another man was compelled to clean his urine after urinating adjacent to St Mary’s Cathedral on Wanderers Street the same month.
Many people have complimented Metro officials for enforcing the bylaws and teaching these people a lesson in hygiene. Several have also applauded them for restoring order to the CBD’s street vending spaces, which had become an eyesore.
Jaca, the Director of the JMPD, recently took to the streets to encourage Informal Traders at De Villiers between Wanderers and Rissik Streets in the JHB CBD to keep their area clean.
“An Informal Trader must keep the area occupied by him/her for Informal Trading in a clean & sanitary condition,” Jaca said during the cleanup.