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Durban - A 34-year-old man is due to appear in court,on Monday, after he was clocked by traffic officials doing 236 km/h in his VW Golf 6 on the N2 near Mandeni. 

The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mxolisi Kaunda commended the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) for arresting the driver on Sunday. 

He was detained at Gingindlovu Police Station. 

He faces charges of speeding, drinking and driving as well as failing to stop.

Kaunda has praised the RTI officers for their sterling work in chasing and arresting the suspect who could have killed innocent people on the road. 

“Early this year, we issued a clear directive to our law enforcement officers to clamp down on speeding, as well as drinking and driving. So far, I am pleased that our operations are yielding positive results,” said Kaunda.  

He said the latest arrest will send a strong message to other road users that that KwaZulu-Natal is a zero-tolerance province. 

“Anyone who breaks the law in this province will spend time in jail. Therefore, let us all abide by the rules of the road so that we can save lives,” said Kaunda.  

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