4 die in Cape Town accidents

2013-01-01 10:31

Johannesburg - Four people died in two separate accidents in Kensington, Cape Town traffic authorities said on Tuesday.

"A 21-year-old man lost control of his car on Voortrekker road and crashed into the wall of a graveyard at 04:10," said provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa.

"He died on the scene."

Ten minutes later, on the same road, three people were killed when the taxi they were travelling in lost control and crashed into a building.

"According to the information we received the three people were foreigners all in their early 30s," said Africa.

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-01 11:00

    the hell continues on our roads but this one lets blame 2013 hang overs babalalazero

      preshen.govender.12382 - 2013-01-02 08:44

      They must check their blind spots

  • muke.matshaba - 2013-01-01 11:20

    Preventable Deaths,If it wasnt of over-speeding they would b alive today.RIP guyz

  • thabo.manganye - 2013-01-01 11:21

    Never will we learn that driving under the influence will cost us our lives and that of those innocent people we crash into or kill with us.

  • Kombisa - 2013-01-01 11:28

    Shame what a terrible article to start a new year with. My deepest sympathy and condolences goes to their families. Speed seem to be a common denominator in both freak accidents even though there seem to be another more covert factor that I rather not mention. It is not for us to judge but for the Super being. May their souls rest in peace.

  • tiaan.truter - 2013-01-01 11:39

    Most of them were probably drunk...and we know taxies,speeding and reckless driving.

      michael.bahari.3 - 2013-01-01 11:59

      not all of them some are innocent ,remember this is december and new year there is many sacrifices.

  • calvin.eighteeseex - 2013-01-01 11:44

    When I think of cape town 1st thing come to my mind is lots of home produced wine, lots of empty bottles, polsmore, and the people that will stab you to death just for looking at them. May the families left behind find it in their hearts to let go of this un to be expected tragedy right in za beggining of ze year.

  • ted.harilall - 2013-01-01 11:51

    Stop corruption and bribery with police officials,our road death toll will decrease.These dogs take bribe from drunken drivers,unroadworty vehicle drivers,drivers without a valid driving licence allow these death traps in our roads,Taking away innocent loved ones.Stopping crime starts with JACOB ZUMA.

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-01-02 04:12

      You are wrong my friend it starts with you: stop getting drunk and then drive, stop offering bribes to the cops, and come and complain to us about corruption yet you are the corruptee and lastly stop thinking that the government will do everything for you. Simple maths of traffic police ratio to SA citizen should tell you that we will never have enough police for every car, we drivers need to take ownership and respect our roads, but if you choose to sit back and complain,I'm sorry even if you bring Obarma he won't be able to help you, period

  • chris.potgieter.73 - 2013-01-01 12:00

    Bottom line is that we have no law enforcement on our roads at night. The only way to change this is to pay more in taxes. The needs assessment must be catered for without exception. We need three shifts on our roads per day! The solution is in the hands of the voters and we must bring pressure to bear on our leaders at all levels of government. Unfortunately it might be a pipe dream as long as the Zuma Cartel is left free to ruin our country, sorry meant run.

      Erna - 2013-01-01 13:18

      I don't think it's lack of finances that stops visible policing, it's lack of management. Look what happened in PMB - they can't even organise interviews without making a stuff up!

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-01-02 03:56

      You can complain all you want, the fact of the matter is we have 50 million people in SA, we should at least have half of that or more driving on our roads, the cure to the problem is not policing or the government as you will never have the right numbers, it is with the citizens being responsible on the roads, inspectors who do not take bribes and driver who do not offer bribes and complain about corrupt police, let's stop this stupid finger pointing and do something ourselves to correct the situation

  • gary.desousa.5 - 2013-01-01 12:00

    Sadly it looks like its going to be a terrible year.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-01 12:02

    What an appropriate place for this to happen. I'll go and have some rooibos for my cynicsm

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2013-01-01 12:02

    This is South Africa where people get away with murder on our roads etc because of a useless government who lets drivers on our roads without drivers license,corrupt law enforcement etc. We are are after all a third world country where lawlessness is allowed and tolerated.

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-01-02 03:46

      Roy you will only appreciate what good you have in SA when a member of your family learn the hard way, why are we always negative, at least we can go to any of our beaches without having to worry about gangs, try brazil or thailand for experience and report to us, you choose to be negative, you will live a miserable life and we can't help you. I love my SA

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2013-01-01 12:11


  • themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-01 13:03

    Foreigners in their 30s travelling in a taxi around 4am.? It must have been thugs, in which case SA has 3 less thugs to worry about

      Erna - 2013-01-01 13:25

      Why always presume the worst? Nothing wrong with being out at 4 am at New Year; they could have been on holiday in SA and behaved responsibly by not drinking and driving. Maybe the driver was the thug seeing that he caused the accident!

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-01 13:35

      Erna we probably have different experiences. In my experience, 30 year old foreigners in a taxi during the wee hours of the morning means thugs for me. They are guilty until proven innocent.

      Erna - 2013-01-01 13:50

      There we go - 'guilty till proven innocent', except when it comes to politicians.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-01 14:05

      Where do politicians come into this discussion?

      Erna - 2013-01-01 16:23

      Nowhere, but you did get my point, didn't you? It also doesn't say that the passengers were thugs.

  • sanet.n.debeer - 2013-01-01 13:31

    According to traffic reports the foreigners were all drunk!

      Erna - 2013-01-01 13:52

      Not strange at this time of the year, but they weren't driving, were they?

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-01-02 00:29

      @sanet I would have been extremely surprised if they weren't. That's why during the festive season I try and avoid the roads as far as possible

  • Vickela Mumby - 2013-01-01 13:52

    Dont overdo it!

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2013-01-01 14:39

    In Cape Town foreigners reffers to people from other provinces, so dont think those guys were from SDC regions

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-01-02 00:33

      Hahahaha works for me. Why can't these foreigners just leave us alone to enjoy our beautiful DA-run city in peace. Of course the kinds of foreigners with the Dollars and Pounds are always welcome.

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2013-01-02 03:35

      Kortbrook something fundamentally wrong with you, SA can do without people like you, I don't even think the DA is proud of you either, you are an embarrassment to human kind.

  • eugene.henriques.9 - 2013-01-01 22:27

    The solution is to stay at home.Dam the new year parties.Celebrate at home and drink as much as you want and all sleep over.(sis,hubby and two kids)

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