Motion without notice by Honourable Patrick Sibande on road accidents

26 October 2010

Chairperson, I move without notice:
That the House-

  • Notes that road accidents have caused more than 30 deaths and several pedestrians have been critically injured across South Africa over the weekend, as stated by the ministry of transport on Sunday;
  • Further notes that among the South Africans who lost their lives over the weekend was 15-year-old Mpho Nyembe from Alexandra in Johannesburg who was killed in a road accident where eight other pedestrians (five pupils,
  • A 35-year-old woman with a toddler strapped to her back, and her 10-year-old son) were critically injured after being hit by a car driven by a 16 year old Highlands North Boys high school learner who had taken his parent`s car without their permission;
  • Takes this opportunity to convey its profound condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured; and
  • Calls on all South African road users to be responsible as we approach the festive season by declaring its support for the Festive Season Drive Safely programmes and initiatives by declaring "Be safe, stay alert to be alive"!

I thank you!