PREMIER MABUZA CONVEYS CONDOLENCES TO BEREAVED FAMILIES OF R23 ACCIDENT VICTIMS
04 October 2014
Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families of eleven people who were killed instantly yesterday [Friday, 03 October 2014] after the kombi they were travelling on collided head-on with a truck on the R23 road between Perdekop and Standerton.
Preliminary report from the provincial Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison suggests that the driver of the kombi failed to stop at a ‘Stop and Go’ construction site and continued to drive on a single lane and later collided head-on with a truck, thereby killing all eleven people on the scene.
The Premier has called for calm and patience amongst the drivers to share the road equally adding that the province had had enough of accidents.
“We would like to reiterate our stance that accidents are not only costly to government, but they rob families of their loved one and breadwinners, thereby creating a societal problem.
“We urge all the road users to work with us as a provincial government in the fight against these cruel accidents. We can only win the war against accidents when we all play our part consciously in ensuring that all of us are safe and arrive on our destinations alive,” said Mabuza.
Mabuza added that the provincial government was increasing the road infrastructure and ensured that all roads in the province were safe to travel on.
Issued by Zibonele Mncwango
Spokesperson: Mpumalanga Premier
Mpumalanga Provincial Government
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