Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo visits Soshanguve to see the unfinished road that has the community up in arms.
Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)
Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo visits Soshanguve to see the unfinished road that has the community up in arms. Picture: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)

Mamabolo calls for more vigilance on roads after Soshanguve fatal crash

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Mar 14, 2020

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JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng public transport and road infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has reiterated his call for motorists to be vigilant following a fatal crash that claimed four lives and left one person critically injured in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, on Friday.

According to emergency officials, a bus and two cars were involved in the crash, Mamabolo's office said in a statement. 

While the exact cause of the crash was still being investigated, motorists were urged to be vigilant and alert at all times while driving, especially in bad weather conditions. 

"It is totally unacceptable that our roads continue to claim lives like this, with an average of eight deaths per day. Driver behaviour and attitude needs to change if we are to reduce carnage on our roads,” he said. 

"Based on our engagements with transport stakeholders in the past seven months, it is clear that something is wrong with road users’ attitude and behaviour on the roads. This needs to change, road safety begins with you," Mamabolo said. 

He extended condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery. 

African News Agency

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