In total, 40 people were detained, including three women and four children between the ages of 10 and 14.
Traffic officer Vorster Senyolo, a member of the Polokwane traffic department, told Polokwane Review that last Thursday morning, during a stop-and-go operation, he saw a truck driver trying to avoid being pulled over by taking an earlier off-ramp.
“I decided to follow the truck as I suspected something was amiss.”
The vehicle had no number plate and was found to be unroadworthy. While inspecting the back of the truck, Senyolo found 36 Malawian passengers hiding.
Undocumented immigrants from Malawi hand their documents to traffic officials in Polokwane after being detained.
“I got on to the back of the truck wanting to investigate the cargo and those passengers were hiding under some water bottles. We impounded the vehicle and the drivers, as well as passengers, were detained,” Senyolo.
The driver of the truck, wh