About 40 deaths have been reported in the Western Cape, 28 in the Eastern Cape, about 20 in KwaZulu-Natal.
RTMC spokesperson Simon Zwane has called on road users to exercise extreme caution ahead of Christmas as holidaymakers travel to various holiday destinations.
“It’s been a very challenging weekend – and the stats are not looking good at all. We’ve had five major accidents that we are investigating… that is only from Saturday to yesterday (Monday) – it’s about 36-fatalities. There have been too many people dying in single accidents. There were 12 in the Western Cape, five in North West, five in Kranskop and there was a police officer killed because a drunk driver failed to stop at the road block. So, it has not been an easy weekend at all,” says Zwane.
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