- News of a seven-year-old girl who was killed during a road spiking incident in Tshwane has left Mzansi in dismay at the situation
- It is reported that the incident which claimed the life of the girl took place between Woodlands and Garsfontein Roads in Tshwane
- Many social media users have expressed concern about the growing number of such criminal activity in the Tshwane area
South Africans are still shocked as they digest the news of a seven-year-old girl who was among the three people who were killed on the N4 in Tshwane. This comes after a number of images that were posted on social media showing a growing trend of road spiking incidents.
The post by Abramjee reads:
“Spiking last night between Woodlands and Plantland Garsfontein, east of Pretoria.”
According to Yusuf Abramjee, he says the incident took place between Woodlands and Garsfontein Roads in Tshwane.
According to TimesLIVE, the child lost her life on the national road, which is becoming known for the prevalence of these kinds of crimes.
The publication has it that Wandile Banyini died in a crash that occurred on the N4 near Pretoria in 2020. Leah Kwasha, 36, died in the same crash. Two years earlier, Renald Lethaka, 27, had also died in a crash emanating from spiking.
It is reported that their names were revealed in a provincial legislature response given by Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko to questions posed by the Democratic Alliance.
DispatchLIVE also carried the report that Mazibuko’s responses revealed that the spiking incidents on the N4 have gone unabated for years, with a total of 141 cases having been reported in the past three years alone.
Looking at the reactions from the post by the social media influencer, many in Mzansi have called for stricter measures when it comes to road spiking accidents.
"This thing is spreading like cancer. Where are all the high-speed vehicles given to the SAPS to increase more patrols?”
"Living in Gauteng is extremely dangerous for motorists."
"Where are our highway patrol officers? They as officers never get spiked. This just goes to show poor policing.”
“A policeman was murdered recently. On R104. Quite possibly by one of the spike gang.”
"Yes and it's called Plastic View, their girlfriends and their many kids stand by the robots from morning to night. Ke batho bale akere labaitsi.”
"This is dangerous what authorities doing about this, people can die because of this.”
Pilot and student die in helicopter crash
In other news about fatal accidents, Briefly News previously reported that a pilot and his student lost their lives in a helicopter crash next to the Umgeni River in Durban.
The helicopter reportedly crashed into vegetation alongside the Umgeni River below the N2 before the Inanda Road offramp.
Reports say that both the pilot and passenger were assessed by paramedics and were, unfortunately, declared dead on the scene. Rescue technicians used boats to cross the river in an attempt to reach the aircraft.
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