The IFP sends it deepest condolences to the families of 12 passengers who died in a collision between a minibus taxi and a stationary truck on the N1 South, near Kranskop Toll Plaza outside Bela Bela in Limpopo in the early
hours of Thursday morning.
“We are all extremely saddened to hear about the tragic accident in which 12 people died. We wish to offer our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the bereaved families and friends on this tragic and untimely loss
of lives. Our hearts bleeds for each of you and we grieve along with all the families who suffered such tremendous loss,” said IFP Spokesperson on Transport Mr KPSithole, MP.
“We therefore urge witnesses to assist the investigation into the cause of the collision. We also urge the law enforcement authorities to swiftly get to the bottom of the causes of this tragedy and the law must be firm on those found to have flouted any rules and regulations of the road, leading to such high fatalities. We cannot over emphasise the growing importance of road safety. Our appeal is that all road users must exercise greater care on our roads and respect the rights and lives of others, urged Mr Sithole.
We also call on government to strengthen law enforcement and enhance education on the roads.
“However, government can never win the battle of curbing the scourge of road accidents if road users are still ignoring and violating traffic rules. Every citizen in the country needs to work with law-enforcement agencies to eradicate road accidents. It is not acceptable for families to lose their loved ones due to driver’s negligence,” continued Mr Sithole.
The IFP will continue to work hand in hand with government to ensure more stringent steps towards road users to end the carnage on our country’s roads.
Issued by IFP Media, Parliament
Contact: Mr KP Sithole, MP on 082 743 1348