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Disturbing rise in road fatalities over festive season, says WC traffic chief

The Western Cape has seen an alarming rise in the number of road accidents and deaths this holiday season.

Provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa says December 2015 had 143 road fatalities while only 120 were recorded over the same period in 2014.

Africa said January 2016 fatality figures have already exceeded last year's statistics, in just the second week of the month.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

We are already far over the stats of January 2015. There have been approximately 40 people killed on our roads so far this month and last year we had a approximately 70 for the whole month. We are way over.

Kenny Africa, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief

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