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Road Accidents Surge After Alcohol Sales Reopen

SABC NEWS: KwaZulu-Natal Department MEC for Transport, Community Safety MEC Ntuli says the situation on South African roads is very worrying. Within a span of ten days since the sale of alcohol being unbanned during COVID-19 lockdown level 4 and 5, that there have been 63 fatalities and 5 crashes on KZN roads. MEC Ntuli was reacting to a multi-car pile-up at Jozini in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday, which led to 8 deaths and scores of injuries.

MEC Ntuli says he has been in discussion with Police Minister Bheki Cele over this issue and he intends fast-tracking driver education in the province.

While in Gauteng, the Midrand Learner Transport Association is not operational while schools in the area have re-opened. The Association says they have not been given sufficient support by government and are therefore unable to provide their services until they get proper recognition. click here

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