27 people killed in road crashes in two days
11 Oct 2009
Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has re-iterated his warning to road users to obey road rules or face the full might of the law.
The Minister’s warning follows reports of 27 people killed on the country’s roads in just two days 10 and 11 October in five separate road crashes. We want to express our condolences to the families and relatives of those killed in these road crashes and wish those injured a speedy recovery. The national Department of Transport has dispatched a team of accident investigation and reconstruction specialists to assist in the investigation of all major road crashes and we will ensure that those who are found guilty of this unnecessary loss of lives face the consequences of their actions.
“What angers us most is that the majority of these deaths on our roads are avoidable. We want to repeat our calls to all road users to obey all road rules and exercise extreme caution on the roads, or face the full might of the law. Road safety is a key priority of our government. We have instructed all law enforcement agencies to intensify their traffic law enforcement programme and show no mercy to offenders. We will ensure that we continue our fight against road carnage until our roads are safe for all road users,” said Minister Ndebele.
Earlier today, 11 October, two people were killed in a car crash in Koster in the North West. Yesterday 10 October, four people burnt to death when their car slammed into a tree near Kestell in the Free State; twelve people were killed when a mini bus taxi overturned on the R573 Molotto Road in Gauteng; six people were killed on the R23 in Mpumalanga in a crash between a mini bus taxi, truck and Toyota Tazz and three people were killed on the N2 near Felixton in KwaZulu-Natal.
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Issued By: Department of Transport
11 October 2009
Issued by: Department of Transport
11 Oct 2009
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