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Potholes may not claim any more lives

We cannot allow terrible roads and potholes to claim any more human lives and the recent deaths of a number of motorists point the finger straight at all levels of the ANC government because it does not care about the maintenance of infrastructure.

Earlier today, the FF Plus focused South Africa's Parliament's attention on the recent passing of Mr Lomon Terreblanche from Edenville in the Free State who died due to a motor vehicle accident caused by a pothole on the R34 road between Edenville and Heilbron in the province.

In yet another incident, Mr Waldo Ferreira, a teacher from Vrede, as well as two other individuals were killed in an accident on the R103 road between Vrede and Warden in the Free State. This accident was also caused by a pothole.

These tragic incidents highlight the deterioration of the roads in the Free State as well as other provinces. The roads are in such a terrible condition that South Africans lose their lives and livelihoods on a daily basis.

This week's peaceful protest action by, among others, taxi drivers and farmers from Ficksburg in the Free State who blocked the roads into town to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the poor condition of roads, like the R26 / R70 near Ficksburg, should make the government realise that the people have had enough of this.

The people all agreed that the roads in the province have become inaccessible and lethally dangerous. The same goes for many other places in the country where regular maintenance was not done.

The FF Plus expresses its deepest sympathy to the next of kin of Mr Terreblanche and others who also lost their lives to the poorly maintained roads in the country.

 

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