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President Zuma sends condolences to road accident victims families

12 November 2013

Photo of: President Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has learnt with shock of the tragic loss of life in a road crash involving two trucks, a bakkie and a bus on Moloto Road near Kwaggafontein in Mpumalanga last night.

Twenty nine (29) people perished in the accident while 30 were injured.

"This carnage must stop. It is completely unacceptable! The fact that this particular road has gained notoriety in the deaths of our people means there's something wrong that we need to address together. We therefore urge witnesses to assist the investigation into the cause of the collision, which has been announced by the Minister of Transport. We also urge the law enforcement authorities to swiftly get to the bottom of the causes of this tragedy and the law must be firm on those found to have flouted any rules and regulations of the road, leading to such high fatalities," said President Zuma.

The President wished a speedy recovery to the 30 people who were injured.

"On behalf of government and all South Africans, we send our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this accident. May their souls rest in peace," said the President.

Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 879 3203 or macmaharaj@icloud.com

Issued by: The Presidency

Pretoria

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