Pretoria, South Africa: Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga expresses her deep regret and sadness at the loss of life resulting from a collision between two vehicles on the N2 near Tsitsikamma in the Eastern Cape.Minister Chikunga
It is with a heavy heart that Minister Chikunga extends her deep condolences to the families and loved ones of the six individuals who tragically lost their lives in this devastating incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time of grief and sorrow, said Minister.
In addition, the Minister wishes to extend her sincere wishes for a speedy recovery to the two individuals, who are believed to be from Switzerland, who sustained injuries in the accident. We wish them a speedy recovery and a return to good health.
Road safety remains a cornerstone of the Minister’s core deliverables in the Department of Transport. The Minister emphasises the importance of vigilance and alertness among all road users to prevent such tragic accidents from occurring. Every life lost on our roads is one too many, and we must all take responsibility for ensuring the safety of ourselves and others.
The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) will conduct a thorough investigation to establish the root cause of this accident. Road safety is an everyday program, and the Ministry of Transport remains committed to continuously improving road infrastructure and enforcement of traffic regulations.
Minister Chikunga urges all road users to exercise caution, adhere to traffic laws, and prioritise safety while travelling. It is essential that we all work together to create a culture of responsible and conscientious driving, ensuring the well-being and protection of everyone on our roads.
The Minister would like to remind the public that the Department of Transport, in collaboration with law enforcement agencies, will continue to intensify efforts to enforce road safety measures, with a particular focus on reducing road accidents and fatalities.