A special Easter message from John Moodey, DA Gauteng Provincial leader:
The DA wishes Gauteng residents and those who will be visiting our province a safe and happy Easter holiday.
The Easter holiday is usually a time for religious, cultural and spiritual celebrations as well as spending quality time with family.
Gauteng is a central province and most of the people who will be travelling to different destinations will pass through our province on their journeys.
However, we continue to experience many horrific accidents and road carnage on our province’s roads during the Easter holidays.
Last year during the Easter weekend, 235 people died on the country’s roads, 25 per cent of them being pedestrians.
The DA appeals to those who will be embarking on trips to different destinations to adhere to the rules of the road and not to drink and drive.
All drivers should make sure that their vehicles are roadworthy, and both drivers and passengers must buckle up.
We also appeal for tolerance and respect among road users – let’s keep the spirit of this holiday in mind.
As usual our law enforcement agencies will be out in full force to ensure the safety of our people. We warn those who disobey the rules of the road that the full might of the law will be enforced.
Enjoy your Easter holidays and arrive alive.