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DURING the Easter holidays, pedestrians were the hardest hit on the roads.

Road Traffic Management Corporation spokesman Simon Zwane said: “These were on the least expected roads.”

He said another shocker was the high number of deaths in single incidents.

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane said 70% of road deaths in the province involved pedestrians.

She said by Saturday, 250 drivers were bust for drunken driving. Crashes took place as people ignored the rules of the road.

On the R33 in Greytown, KZN, 15 people were killed when a taxi travelling to Umsinga lost control and overturned.

In Limpopo, a pedestrian and a taxi driver died when a bus and a taxi crashed on Sunday night on the R71 road near Moria.

Limpopo Transport MEC Makoma Makhurupetje thanked the millions of people who went to the ZCC Church in Moria who drove carefully and avoided accidents.

She said a pedestrian was hit by a bus when a taxi driver driving at high speed hit the bus from behind.

On Friday, six pedestrians were killed and seven people were injured when a bakkie hit them on Edendale Road in Kwashange, Pietermaritzburg.

Apparently the driver was stabbed to death afterwards.

In the Eastern Cape, four people were killed and 16 injured when a minibus hit a car near Ndabakazi, on the N2 outside Butterworth, on Sunday.

Yesterday, six people died and two were injured when a sedan towing a trailer and carrying eight people overturned on the N2 near Grahamstown on its way to Port Elizabeth.

Source: Dailysun

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