KZN taxi boss, 4 cops killed in separate crashes

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Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal taxi boss was killed when his vehicle collided with another car at the weekend, the provincial Department of Transport said on Monday.

KwaDukuza Taxi Association’s deputy chairperson Bongizwe Mhlongo, 41, was driving in Nsuze, near Ndwedwe, on Saturday when he crashed. He died on impact.  

KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Willies Mchunu said four police officers had also died in a head-on collision in Harding at the weekend. 

He said road crashes were a "menace to society". 

"As we enter the festive season holidays, we are again urging citizens, drivers, pedestrians, bikers and cyclists to respect road traffic rules strictly and to drive cautiously. 

"It is possible to have an accident-free province and country, if only we put our individual and collective consciousness to it."

Mchunu said the department would launch the province's festive season safety campaign at the Mooi River Toll Plaza on December 9.  

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