Deadly weekend on SA roads

Deadly weekend on SA roads

It has been a deadly weekend on the country’s roads, with many South Africans travelling to various holiday destinations over the long weekend and the start of the school holidays.


In Limpopo, six people were burnt beyond recognition after two vehicles in which they were traveling collided head-on and burst into flames near Dingamazi village.

Also in Limpopo, two people were killed and around 80 others were injured in a collision involving a bus, a bakkie and an SUV on the R71 between Letsitele and Gravelotte.

In Mpumalanga a crash claimed the lives of six people, including three children between the ages of two and 13

The Transport Ministry’s Ayanda Allie Paine says too many lives are being lost on the country’s roads.

“What was meant to be a joyous long weekend has been marred by heart breaking road crashes where far too many lives have been lost.

“The ministry cautions against exceeding the speed limit, drinking and driving, dangerous overtaking, distracted driving and driver fatigue. One never thinks it’ll happen to them until it does. Take it easy, rest often and obey the road rules, rather get to your destination late than not at all.”

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