A Free State cab driver has actually been arrested after 34 people, including schoolchildren, were discovered crammed into a taxi in Harrismith, the provincial department of authorities, roadways and transport stated on Sunday.

In a video doing the rounds on social media, a law official is seen counting the pupils as they leave the taxi.

The headcount revealed a total of 34 people, including students, packed into the taxi.

All appear to be wearing masks.

Department representative Hillary Mophethe stated the event taken place on Friday.

Mophethe said the chauffeur was charged for overloading and defeating the ends of justice.

The taxi has been seized.

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