23rd September 2014.
The IFP would like to send its deepest
condolences to the families of four people killed in a bus
accident near Bridge City Shopping Mall, KwaMashu, north of
Durban. The IFP also
wishes a speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.
"We are saddened by this accident. Our roads
have become modern day killing-fields and not a day goes by
without a report of road carnage in some part of our land,” IFP
Secretary-General, Ms Sibongile Nkomo said.
“The IFP further calls on provincial
departments to have a constant presence on our roads to reduce
the number of accidents throughout the year and not only be
visibly present during the festive season," said Ms Nkomo.
"We urge road users, especially drivers, to
take extra care and exercise utmost vigilance on the road. They
must obey the rules of the road at all times as they are the
custodians of the lives of our people on the roads. We cannot
continue losing lives in this manner," continued Ms Nkomo.
"We also urge the law enforcement authorities
to swiftly get to the bottom of the cause of this tragedy and
the law must be firm on those found to have flouted any rules
and regulations of the road, leading to such high fatalities,"
concluded Ms Nkomo.
IFP Secretary-General, Ms Sibongile
Nkomo, MP, 076 553 1240
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