Fourteen recorded fatalities on Western Cape roads over Easter Weekend

Kenny Africa, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief joined Africa Melane on Monday morning to discuss an accident that left eight people dead on the N7 outside Klawer.

What a bad accident yesterday late on the N7 outside Klawer, when this driver with a Corsa motor vehicle overtook in the face of oncoming traffic and collided head on with a passenger bus.

Kenny Africa, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief

And unfortunately all the eight occupants in the Corsa motor vehicle lost their lives in this gruesome accident.

Kenny Africa, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief

There were four adults and four children in the Corsa motor car. All eight of them lost their lives.

Kenny Africa, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief

Africa says the number of people who suffered fatalities caused by road accidents stands at fourteen since the beginning of the Easter Weekend. He says motorists need to change their behaviour and attitudes on the roads.

Just yesterday morning, one of our offices stopped a vehicle on the R27 and this driver was under the influence, drunk behind the steering wheel and he had five kids in his car. Luckily our officers arrested him and took him off our roads.

Kenny Africa, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief

Africa stresses that motorists needs to take cognisance of fellow road users and respect one another.

Listen to the full interview in the audio below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Fourteen recorded fatalities on Western Cape roads over Easter Weekend


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
If you think I am joking, come try me - WC traffic chief

If you think I am joking, come try me - WC traffic chief

Western Cape traffic chief vows no nonsense approach on the roads over Easter holidays as national bus strike continues.

Department to ensure taxi operators don't break road rules amid bus strike

Department to ensure taxi operators don't break road rules amid bus strike

Gauteng taxi operators who wish to work outside the province during Easter weekend asked to apply for a special permit.

Bus drivers demand 12% increase across board

Bus drivers demand 12% increase across board

On top of the 12% demand, Satawu is demanding that long distance buses should have two drivers and their allowance increased.

Road accident investigation process explained

Road accident investigation process explained

Road Traffic Management Corporation say results of their investigation form part of police dockets which allows for follow-ups.

How the Road Accident Fund works to keep road users from financial ruin

How the Road Accident Fund works to keep road users from financial ruin

All you need to know about the compulsory insurance cover provided by the Road Accident Fund to all road users in South Africa.

DA accuses Road Accident Fund of fraud

DA accuses Road Accident Fund of fraud

The board chairperson of the RAF says he is not aware of the allegations brought forward and that charges were not laid against the RAF.

Easter holidays death toll elavated

Easter holidays death toll elavated

The Road Traffic Management Corporation's CEO is concerned over the number of fatalities on South African roads.

Alternative ways to pay traffic fines and avoid a jail sentence

Alternative ways to pay traffic fines and avoid a jail sentence

South Africa's largest metros owe more than R5 billion in overdue traffic fines. See alternative ways to pay traffic fines.

Popular articles
Thandeka Gqubule prepared to fight EFF to the end

Thandeka Gqubule prepared to fight EFF to the end

SABC Journalist and part of the SABC 8 Thandeka Gqubule says she has not had any communication from the EFF.

Callers debate Mashaba arresting a man wheeling cow heads in Joburg CBD

Callers debate Mashaba arresting a man wheeling cow heads in Joburg CBD

Mashaba posted a picture of a man pushing a trolly full of cow heads saying that he had him arrested for an "illegal act".

Heads to roll for N2 car spinning frenzy

Heads to roll for N2 car spinning frenzy

WC Traffic Chief says there was no authorisation given for cars to be spun on a provincial road with the protection of officers.

[WATCH] South Africans going crazy doing the #MalwedheChallenge

[WATCH] South Africans going crazy doing the #MalwedheChallenge

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has issued a warning asking people not to do the challenge while driving.

NPO director murdered in his Cape Town home, mourned

NPO director murdered in his Cape Town home, mourned

Curran was found stabbed to death in his Cape Town home about 48 hours ago.

South Africa gets a brand-new bank, ‘Bank Zero’

South Africa gets a brand-new bank, ‘Bank Zero’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Michael Jordaan, co-founder and Chairperson at Bank Zero.

#DataMustFall! Meet Rain CEO Willem Roos... he is making it happen

#DataMustFall! Meet Rain CEO Willem Roos... he is making it happen

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Rain CEO Willem Roos for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.