690 people died on SA roads since 1 December: Mbalula

690 people have died on South African roads since the first of December. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says this is a 5.7 percent decline when compared to the same time last year. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Six-hundred-and-ninety people have died on South African roads since the 1st December.

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says this is a 5.7 percent decline when compared to the same time last year.

The Minister released the preliminary festive season road safety stats on Tuesday.

Despite this, Mbalula says it is no reason to celebrate.

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"One life lost, is one life too many," he says.

Mbalula says that law enforcement will continue to be visible along the country's roads.

 

[BREAKING NEWS] Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, says 690 people have died on South African roads since December 1st. This is a 5.7% decline when compared to the same time last year. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/2fPq7u29eP

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