By Jane Sithole MPL – DA Mpumalanga Premier Candidate
The Democratic Alliance (DA) would like to send its heartfelt condolences to the families of the 11 people who tragically lost their lives on Tuesday evening at the R575 road between Middelburg and Bethal.
According to reports, a minibus taxi and a truck collided between the two towns at around 9pm last night, resulting in 11 people tragically losing their lives. Those injured in the crash were sent to the nearest hospital.
We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the victims. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them in this difficult time. We wish those who were injured a speedy recovery.
It has been also been reported that a mist may have been a contributing factor to the cause of the collision.
The DA would also like to urge all road users to be extra vigilant and cautious when driving or walking on the roads this festive season. They must obey road rules, don’t drink and drive.
As we approach the festive season, we would also like to call on the Mpumalanga Traffic Road Officials to be more visible and enforce traffic laws at all times. They must take swift actions against those who violate the rules of the road.
The DA will continue to work hand in hand with government to ensure more stringent steps are taken towards ending the carnage on our province’s roads.
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