MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Condolences to the Families of the People Killed
in Kwaggafontein Bus Crash

12 November 2013    

 

 

The IFP would like to send its deepest condolences to the families of the 29 people who were killed in a bus accident near Kwaggafontein yesterday.

 

IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole MP said, "This is a terrible tragedy. We call upon Government to urgently roll out a comprehensive road safety policy with specific goals and objectives aimed at reducing the high number of vehicle accidents on our roads. Government must implement the appropriate programmes and take some responsibility in reducing the carnage on our roads, as every life lost on the roads is a tragedy"

 

Sithole further stated that, "All stakeholders must take responsibility and work together with government towards the goal of reducing the number of people being killed on our roads. Government must also implement a road safety fund, where monies from traffic fines are utilised in road safety programs and traffic infrastructure"

 

The IFP believes that road accidents in South Africa can easily be reduced by enacting comprehensive legislation and by the strict enforcement of road traffic regulations. In addition, the IFP further calls on all provincial departments to constantly have traffic officials on our roads in order to reduce the number of accidents throughout the year and not just during the festive season.

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995

 

For media queries contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675