This looks like a most unusual bid to stop begging at intersections - fine the motorist for being charitable.
Talk about tough love!Durban motorists who give money to beggars at intersections and traffic lights face being prosecuted, the Daily News reported on Thursday afternoon.
According to the report, the city's municipal manager Mike Sutcliffe said: "It certainly takes two to tango. Providing support to illegal street vending and beggars is a violation of the Road Traffic Act as well as traffic bylaws."
He said the city had tried taking many of the women, who were using their children to beg at intersections, to register for grants. However, within days they were back at the same intersection pushing their children to beg from passing motorists.
"We now want to take action against motorists. We have tried targeting one out of the two groups in the past and that has not worked," Sutcliffe was quoted as saying.
full story from IOL here