The IFP has described South African roads as killing-fields which consume
the young and the old. The party said this in reaction to the news of yet
another road accident on Saturday in the Eastern Cape near Cradock, which
reportedly involved a school bus carrying students to a sports event and a
minibus and which killed at least 18 and injuring 31.
In a statement issued early this morning Joshua Mazibuko, IFP’s Deputy
National Spokesperson said:
“The tragic bus accident is yet another proof that South African roads have
become killing-fields which ruthlessly consume the lives of the young and
the old. Indeed hardly a day goes by without the news of a road accident.
The IFP says we cannot take this anymore.
“The accidents also bring the message home that millions of rands that the
government spends on glamorous awareness campaigns have gone down the drain
as they show total failure in achieving the intended objective. This is
partly due to the fact that some South African drivers and transport
providers have lost all sense of Ubuntu and they therefore do not care a
damn about being law-abiding. More so, they have come to accept that it is
easier to get away with murder in our country.
“Now is the time therefore for the government to pay less attention to the
flamboyant yet-ineffective campaigns and instead urgently focus more on
ensuring that there are many visible police on our roads and that the law is
developed with sharp teeth and against any law-breaker.”
“Otherwise, South Africa may as well resign herself to being the theatre of