Prayers for road safety held

2017-12-01 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedPastors and government officials at the prayer service.

PHOTO: suppliedPastors and government officials at the prayer service.

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ON Sunday, pastors and congregants from various churches prayed for road safety at a service organised by religious leaders under Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality in Magqubeni village outside Underberg. because thousands of people will be travelling over the festive season.

The R617 between Bulwer and Underberg was described as “dangerous”.

MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Mxolisi Kaunda was among those at the prayer and said traffic officers will be dispatched on all major routes in the province to fight drinking and driving and remove unroadworthy vehicles from the road.

Last month a car and a truck collided claiming eight lives on the R617 just outside Underberg, and people have asked government to erect speed humps on this dangerous road in certain parts of it.

They also want government to force tavern owners not to sell liquor next to the road, which is why one of the reasons why so many people drink and drive.

Thulani Nxele, chairperson of a religious fraternity in the Dr Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma­ Municipality said all roads need prayers.

“Religious groups will hold prayers until next year and we ask drivers to obey the rules of the road,” said Nxele.

Gospel artist Dumi Mkokstad attended the service.


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