House Chair, South African citizens continue to suffer the ravages of recklessness on the roads. The increasing number of road accident fatalities is of great concern to the IFP. Road carnage is reportedly literally on daily basis in this country. Recently in KwaZulu-Natal five Jozini municipality officials were killed in the crash on the N2 near Mtubatuba. They were travelling in a minibus with seven other passengers when they collided with the sugarcane truck.
It is alleged that the truck driver neglected to observe an on coming traffic when he was joining the N2. He also alleged to have fled the scene after the collision. As the IFP we would like to express our deepest condolences for their family ultimately passing. This is but one accident that occurred just these past few weeks. This calls for the Department of Transport to come up with a different approach in addressing these as well as applying stricter measures in order to try and secure the safety of road users in our country, given especially that this is a Transport Month.
While of course the major role players in ensuring safe roads usage, the road users themselves specifically leading up to the festive season which is common cause that the road death toll rises around this time. It is however, the responsibility of the department that needs to lead the charge through strictly enforcing the rules on the roads. I thank you.