More than 550 illegal windscreen washers have been arrested in Johannesburg since February, metro police said on Saturday.
“Two were arrested today. There have been more than 550 arrested at intersections around Johannesburg since February 2015,” Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar told News24.
“The offenders are taken to police stations and given the option of paying a R300 fine or appearing in court.”
He said that of those arrested, several were foreigners who were eventually deported, while those who were homeless were taken to the city shelters.
The washers often spray water on motorists’ windscreens at intersections and attempt to clean them, before asking for money in return.