AA says Minister Mbalula’s Easter road safety stats don’t add up

The Automobile Association (AA) says the transport department’s 2021 Easter road safety statistics do not add up. Earlier this week Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that 235 people were killed on the country’s roads during the Easter break. Mbalula says this is a 9.6% decline from 2019. However, the association said the figure of just over […]

SA records 189 crashes on Easter weekend, 235 deaths

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed 189 crashes were recorded over the Easter period, resulting in 235 deaths nationwide. He released the Easter traffic statistics on Thursday. Gauteng recorded 30 crashes and 36 fatalities. The Eastern Cape recorded 22 crashes and 27 fatalities. Free State recorded 8 crashes and 13 fatalities. Kwa-Zulu Natal recorded 42 […]

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula releases Easter traffic stats

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula releases this year’s Easter road traffic death toll statistics. Last year, the country was in hard lockdown during this period and many people couldn’t travel. Media houses are invited to cover the event as the Minister will also be interacting with road users during a law enforcement operation. He is also […]

Easter weekend: 47 people killed in KZN

KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) authorities say the Easter weekend period has been fatal on provincial roads. Speaking during a media briefing at the Mariannhill N3 Toll Plaza on Monday, KZN Transport MEC Peggy Nkonyeni revealed that 47 people had been killed from 1 to 4 April, saying this was “quite unfortunate”. “Most of them are due to […]

More than 100 killed on SA’s roads during Easter long weekend

At least 105 people lost their lives in road accidents in four provinces over the long Easter weekend. Of the total deaths, 47 people died on KwaZulu-Natal’s roads, 30 road users were killed in Gauteng, 21 occurred on Western Cape roads and seven people died in accidents in the Eastern Cape, according to traffic authorities. […]

Easter weekend: At least 30 people killed on Gauteng roads and 6 in WC

The Gauteng traffic police said that at least 30 people died on the province’s roads this Easter weekend. It’s understood that most of these fatalities were as a result of drunk driving, unsafe overtaking and excessive speed. With holidaymakers taking advantage of the Easter long weekend, officials said that all major routes and freeways leading […]

I don’t want to die again – Drama as African Jesus runs away with cross as he is beaten during Easter

The Easter celebration is here again. It is a period that all the Christians around the globe including here in South Africa remember the killing and death of Jesus Christ the main figure in Christendom. However, during this period, some churches has a tradition of replicating the suffering the Jews incurred on the Christian Messiah […]

Free State man suspected of murdering mom to spend Easter weekend behind bars

A Free State man who has been arrested in connection with his own mother’s murder is spending the long weekend behind bars before he makes a first court appearance. The 21-year-old was apprehended in Bronville in Welkom on Thursday after his mother’s body was dug up inside a shack at the back of her house. […]

Easter weekend: Gumtree SA warns people to look out for accommodation scammers

Gumtree South Africa has warned people to watch out for long weekend accommodation scams. The online classified advertisement website’s customer service supervisor, Louis Bosman, said there were some red flags holidaymakers should be aware of. “Look out for cropped or watermarked pictures, and also be wary of someone pressing you to make payment or booking. […]