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FEELING GLUM: Two men, each driving a bakkie overload with cabbages, spent a miserable New Year's Eve after being arrested for carrying "hundreds" to many greens.

A bakkie overloaded with cabbages spent a lonely New Year's Eve on a weighbridge in North West after after its driver was arrested.

Two bakkies, a Mazda and an Isuzu, were stopped by police on the Broederstroom-Lanseria road north-west of Johannesburg for driving bakkies overloaded with cabbages.


"There were just too many cabbages... hundreds," said a police spokesman "The Mazda was 50% overloaded, the Isuzu 24%."

The Isuzu driver was released after paying a R3500 fine but had to load his greens on to a bigger vehicle before being allowed to proceed. The Mazda driver was arrested - a warrant was out for him for failing to pay a fine for a previous overloading charge.

His wilting cabbages were left at the weighbridge, he's due in court on January 2.

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