14 August 2013
“It seems like every week people are dying on
the roads in KwaZulu-Natal yet the MEC of Community Safety, Mr
Willies Mchunu, has not been in the forefront of providing
solutions to decrease the number of road deaths. In just a week,
17 people have died on the roads, and the number of people who
perished in the Pongola bus crash has now increased to 7,” said
IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole.
“The Community Safety Department needs to
develop awareness campaigns across KwaZulu-Natal to educate
people about safe driving. The department also needs to make
sure that traffic officers are always visible on the roads, to
catch reckless drivers and those under the influence of alcohol.
We must deal with this issue head on,” said Sithole.
The IFP would like to send its heartfelt
condolences to the families of its members who reside in Dube
Hostel in Soweto, iNduna uMbokazi and Mr Mngoni, who died in an
accident on the N3 near uThukela River. They died with their
sons on their way from KwaZulu Natal.
IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995
IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison
Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252