Number of Road Deaths in KZN Disturbing

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.


Issued by:

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


Or contact:

IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252