Minister of Transport Sindiswe Chikunga Warns Motorists To Be Cautious for Easter Weekend

Minister of Transport Sindiswe Chikunga Warns Motorists To Be Cautious for Easter Weekend

  • The Minister of Transport, Sindiswe Chikunga, cautioned motorists travelling to different parts of the country to drive responsibly
  • She said that this year's 'Arrive Alive' theme is about motorists ensuring that they do not make irresponsible choices on the road
  • She gave motorists tips to ensure that they do not put other people's lives at risk while travelling this weekend

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered accidents, outbreaks, nature and natural disaster-related incidents at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for seven years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za with CA in the subject line.

The Minister of Transport, Sindiswe Chikunga, called on motorists to be careful during Easter Weekend
Minister of Transport Sindiswe Chikunga gave motorists tips on how to be responsible on Easter Weekend. Images: Department of Transport/Facebook and Guillem Sartorio/AFP via Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG – The Minister of Transport, Sindiswe Chikunga, called on motorists to drive safely and responsibly on the road during the Easter Weekend. She tipped motorists on how they could ensure an accident-free long weekend.

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According to Zimoja, Chikunga was speaking on the eve of Good Friday, which will be on 29 March. This will be followed by Family Day on 1 April, meaning it will be a long weekend. Chikunga said that while Easter is a time for families to celebrate, it is also a time when the roads become dangerous because of increased traffic volumes.

Chikunga reminded motorists to practice road safety as the Department of Transport works to reduce road fatalities this easter. She encouraged motorists to ensure their cars are in good condition, avoid driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drive according to the rules of the road, obey speed limits and be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists. The Border Management Authority has also beefed up its border patrol and added 400 junior patrollers at the various borders in South Africa.

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In another article, Briefly News reported that Chikunga and her bodyguards were robbed on the N3.

The incident happened near Heidelberg in Gauteng, where the minister was with her bodyguards. The suspects robbed them while they were changing a tyre and took their belongings. These included cell phones and laptops. They were fortunately unharmed.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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