"RE: Media statement HIGH COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF TCLM AGAINST TRUCK COMPANIES The High Court has ruled in favour of TCLM in the legal battle with truck companies prohibiting them from driving through the municipal roads. The municipality gazetted by-laws early this year prohibiting heavy trucks weighing over 10 tons from driving through the town. Subsequent the gazetting of the by-laws, TCLM consulted with the affected parties including the truck companies to consider alternative routes that included the usage of provincial roads which have the capacity to accommodate heavy loads. The truck companies however opted to approach the court on urgent basis to interdict the municipality from enforcing the by-laws."
"On 29 May 2020, the High Court ruled in favour of the municipality dismissing the matter with costs against the truck companies. The state of the roads in the municipality have since deteriorated mainly due to the increased volumes of heavy trucks that drive through the town from surrounding mines. TCLM will continue to enforce the by-laws and reroute the trucks as they damage municipal infrastructure that include road signage, traffic lights, the drainage system, and other assets of the municipality. -Ends Issued by Communication and Marketing Unit Mr Themba Sibiya Communication and Marketing Manager 083 398 1955 013 235 7301 DATE: 03 June 2020"