10 April 2013
"It is regrettable that the number of
accidents over the Easter weekend has risen this year when
compared to last year. Greater cooperation between the
Departments of Transport and Public Safety is required in order
to address this increasing number of accidents on our roads,"
said IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr. Petros Sithole MP.
"It is also very worrisome that a high number
of fatalities in these accidents involve intoxicated
pedestrians. The department must embark on public awareness
campaigns to reduce this growing social ill," said Sithole.
The IFP appeals to the public to exercise the
utmost care and vigilance whilst walking along our public roads
and to wear reflective clothing which will be highly visible to
The IFP further calls on the Department of
Transport to ensure that all public roads are in a state of good
repair to avoid more accidents occurring due to bad roads.
Issued by: IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr.
Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Ms. Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252