IFP Concerned Over the High Accident Rate in Eastern Cape

23 July 2013    



The IFP is very concerned at the high rate of motor vehicle accidents in the Eastern Cape. There have been a large number of accidents very recently, some of which have also involved school pupils.


IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole said, “The accident that killed four people and left 6 children and 4 adults injured between Cradock and Graaff Reinet is an example of the road carnage that is occurring in the Eastern Cape on a daily basis. The IFP has raised its concerns about the growing number of accidents in the Eastern Cape many times but there is yet to any intervention by the National Department of Transport and the Eastern Cape Provincial Department.”


“We urge the Eastern Cape MEC on transport to intervene in this disturbing trend and come forward with her Department’s programme to intervene and curb the increasing number of vehicle accidents in the Eastern Cape,” concluded Sithole.



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


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