10th September 2014.
The Inkatha Freedom Party would like to extend
its condolences to the families of the 10 people who were killed
in an accident that took place in Nkambako village in Limpopo.
"It is always a tragedy when there has been
loss of life on such a large scale. It does highlight the
dangers that accompany driving at night and having people on the
side of the road. The likelihood is that the driver did not even
see them until it was too late and the speed at which he was
travelling may have been high" said IFP MP Petros Sithole.
Hippos are known to roam around the area at
night and drivers are warned to be careful on the roads.
"Further safety measures must be explored in
order to ensure that drivers do not exceed the speed limit and
that more roadside lighting is implemented. Communities must
also be discouraged from being on the side of the road for their
"Safety measures must also be implemented to
control the movement of hippos across the roads, otherwise there
will continue to be accidents involving them and more possible
deaths" said Sithole.
The IFP also commends the mayor for coming
alongside the families through helping coordinate the funerals.
Issued by: Mr Petros Sithole, MP, 082 743 1348