Road deaths are a national crisis, says the IFP. IFP Deputy National Spokesperson Joshua Mazibuko said this in a statement issued today in reaction to the shocking news of about 18 pupils of Sizakele Primary School in Sokhulumi village at the border of Gauteng and Mpumalanga Provinces who were burnt to death in an accident involving a taxi.
“Our roads have become cemeteries. Scores of the young and the old get mowed down almost daily and it seems the remedy is not about to come. The IFP believes that it is time the government declared the carnage on our roads a national crisis; for indeed it is. This calls for extraordinary measures from the government.
“The IFP is deeply pained by this tragedy. Our hearts are with all the bereaved families and those who are in hospitals.”
M. Joshua Mazibuko
IFP Whip Deputy National Spokesperson: