Sani Pass road ‘not so bad’

2008-04-23 00:00

SOME exaggerated allegations about the Himeville-Sani Pass road — on which an Australian tourist suffered injuries that rendered him a paraplegic — have been made, regional roads department manager Wally Bennett said in the Pietermaritzburg High Court yesterday.

Advocate Jean Marais, SC, counsel for the Eastmans, said the gravel road is a well-known tourist route to a top hotel, it joins international roads, it carries heavy farming vehicles, is used by women taking children to school and is in a high rainfall area. Until the accident it was only regravelled in 2000, and since then has been only patch gravelled.

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