R579 horror crash claims lives of learners

R579 horror crash claims lives of learners

The DA in Limpopo is deeply saddened by reports that 21 people including many learners have been killed in a horrific crash on the R579 in Elias Motsoaledi.

Preliminary reports suggest that the accident was caused by a head-on collision between two Quantum taxis and a truck.

The DA wishes to express our heartfelt condolences to the parents, family and friends who tragically lost loved ones in this terrible accident

The DA is also calling on the MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Florence Radzilani, to thoroughly investigate the circumstances around this crash and to ensure there is a greater focus on visible policing and strategies for safer roads.

This incident also brings to light the need to urgently address our failing scholar transport programme, not fully catering to the need of our learners. The failure to supply reliable scholar transport to all who need it has resulted in the use of private vehicles that may not meet the desired safety requirements.

The DA will visit the area next week and continue to fight for a scholar transport system that puts the safety and well-being of citizens first.

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