National News/ 02 June 2022, 06:12am /Mandla Nkosi
Deadly R30 road between Bothaville and Allanridge: image supplied
Welkom: The R30 road between Allanridge and Bothaville in the Free State that to date has claimed lives of about 30 poeple will be temporarily closed, this according to Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela, who visited the infrastructure on Wednesday morning.
Ntombela said their visit to the area as part of their road infrastructure roadshow, following series of loss of lives of motorists who use that deadly road.
Ntombela added that the dam, on either side of the road which, Motorists driving at high speed often lose control of their vehicles and tragically drown into the dam.
“I tragically learned that nearly 30 people have lost their lives so far. The latest victim lost her life last week when her car sunk in the dam. Ntombela said she was saddened by motorists who remove the signage and other material used to close the road and use it, thereby exposing the themselves to grave danger.
Ntombela has therefore made a passionate plea to motorists to avoid the road and to rather use alternative roads.
“It’s better late than never! We have taken a decision to close the road to prevent further loss of lives” She said
Meanwhile, Harmony Mine in the Free State has denied claims that some of its water pipelines are causing waterlog on the road.
“I have instructed the department to close that road. By the end of today, that road will be completely closed until we do something about it because it is now becoming a killer road for us in the province.” Ntombela said.
The Premier was flanked by the MEC for Police, Roads and Transport William Bulwane, MEC for Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements Mxolisi Dukwana and the Director General of the Free State Provincial Government Kopung Ralikontsane.
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