'Parking attendants asking motorists R50 for parking not a criminal offence'
City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security, JP Smith joins Kieno Kammies to give clarity on the issue of parking attendants demanding a set fee on public roads.
A number of listeners have phoned in to raise the issue of attendants charging motorists R50 for street parking near The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock.
Smith points out that this is not a criminal offence because people pay the money voluntarily. But if your vehicle is vandalised after you refuse to pay, you can report the matter to law enforcement authorities.
He says Biscuit Mill causes problems because it doesn't provide enough parking for its customers.
If people are standing there and asking people for a donation to look after their car and you decline to give a donation, that is your right to decline.JP Smith, Mayco member for Safety and Security - City of Cape Town
If they damage your car, that is malicious damage to property and they can be arrested and be charged for that.JP Smith, Mayco member for Safety and Security - City of Cape Town
Just people asking you for the parking money, it is not a criminal offence.JP Smith, Mayco member for Safety and Security - City of Cape Town
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