By Katlego Suzan Phala (MPL), DA Limpopo Spokesperson on Transport:
The DA is saddened by the news that 14 people were killed, when a double-cab bakkie and a truck collided on the R101 between Mokopane and Naboomspruit in the wee hours of this morning.
It has been reported that the driver of the truck sustained minor injuries after the head-on collision while two people in the bakkie survived and the survivors were all taken to the nearest hospital.
The DA wishes to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the victims. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time and we wish a speedy recovery to those in hospital.
The DA calls upon MEC Mapula Mokaba Phukwane to prioritise safety on our provincial roads to enhance the safety of all motorists. Passengers travelling in bakkies, without seats or safety belts, risk life and limb, and the department must do more to educate the public on these risks.
The DA believes that Limpopo deserves safe and dependable roads and we need to ensure that road safety measures continue to be visible all the time.