The KwaZulu-Natal Transport department will conduct a full-scale investigation into a bus company after an accident at Ingwavuma, which claimed the life of a passenger and injured 12 others. One of the company’s buses overturned in Jozini.
Last week, the department suspended 20 unroadworthy buses belonging to the Mkhuze Bus Company. One of its buses was involved in an accident that killed five passengers and injured 45 others.
Meanwhile, the Transport Department has searched almost five-million vehicles since October and more than two million fines have been issued during road safety campaigns. The department says this is a result of the ”Make Roads Safe” campaign and the new National Rolling Enforcement Plan.
Now the department has since shifted focus to scholar transport aimed at ensuring the safety of learners across the country. Spokesperson, Logan Maistry, says this year marks the ”Decade of Action Against Road Deaths” as declared by the United Nations.