Road deaths need ‘radical’ solution – KZN MEC

2016-07-07 06:00

KWAZULU-NATAL Transport MEC Mxolisi Kaunda on Sunday vowed “something radical” would be done to prevent road deaths in the province.

“Road accidents are destroying our nation and something radical needs to be done to turn the situation around,” he told hundreds of mourners at the funeral service of seven people who were killed in an accident on the N2 in Mkhuze last week.

A bakkie collided with a truck on the N2 Baobab intersection last Sunday.

“Today we are here to witness another painful episode­ where our beloved family members have been killed on the road. These are innocent souls, who did not commit any wrong,” said Kaunda.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport would work day and night to ensure all road users are safe, he said, calling on law enforcement agencies­ to be extra vigilant on the road and to resist the temptation to accept bribes from motorists who break the law.

“We want traffic officers with high morals, who observe the highest level of discipline in discharging their work,” Kaunda said.

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