MEC Masemola warns road users after nine die in road carnages on Youth Day

SETLABOSWANE/MPHANE – Namane Dickson Masemola, Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, has called on road users to exercise patience and extra care on the road.

 This after the loss of nine more lives during the early hours of the Youth Day, 16 June 2019, in two separate incidents that took place in Sekhukhune and Mopani districts respectively.

According to the department three people died and 15 were seriously injured allegedly when a minibus and light motor vehicle collided head-on on Road D4100 between Setlaboswane and Mphane villages outside Marble Hall in Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality.

The department added that the alleged possible cause of the horrific accident was unsafe overtaking

In another incident, six more lives were lost, allegedly when two motor vehicles, traveling in opposite directions, collided head-on and one caught fire and burned with the occupants inside, along the R81 road between Giyani and Polokwane near Dingamazi village in Mopani district.

 “We take this opportunity to send words of condolences to the families of those who perished and to wish a speedy recovery to those who are receiving medical attention in the different hospitals.” MEC Masemola said.

MEC Masemola further warned, in strongest possible terms, road traffic infringers to know that the rule of law was sacrosanct and that adherence of provisions of the law was nonnegotiable.

The MEC said the province could not continue to afford more loss of life and that one loss of life was one too many.

Thapelo Motseo

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