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Nothing short of injustice!

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2013 | 12:00 AM


With so many people writing in to the paper, and calling in to radio talk shows complaining of problems during the recent traffic-ticket amnesty, I'm left feeling worried. There were too many reports of persons who swear to having either been found not guilty of traffic offences in court, or of paying the required fines at the tax office, yet seeing their names on the amnesty website as being delinquent.

What are these persons to do? They know they paid the fines, or were told that they would not have to, yet they could, ostensibly be hauled before the courts like common criminals simply because the system is flawed. This requires the urgent attention of the minister of national security. I would be willing to bet that hundreds of thousands of dollars were collected during the amnesty from people who had already paid their fines, but were afraid to let the amnesty pass without seeing their names cleared from the delinquents list. This is injustice of the highest order.