Shongwe welcomes decrease in road fatalities in Mpumalanga
Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has welcomed preliminary
reports that suggest that fatalities have decreased by approximately 9 percent compared
to the same period last year.
The preliminary report indicates that between 1 December 2014 and 4 January 2015,
the province had recorded 103 fatalities while during the same period last year 114
people lost their lives. This year 628 crashes were recorded while 625 crashes were
reported last year.
For the same period last year 449 people sustained serious injuries compared to this
year’s 464 and this represents an increase of 3, 23 percent. Reports further indicated
that most crashes were recorded in Ehlanzeni and Gert Sibande regions.