minibus-accident1.jpgMatabeleland South province has joined the rest of the world in marking the Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims, amid calls for transport operators and other motorists to value human life, especially ahead of the festive season.

Addressing scores of people including relatives and friends of 18 people who were killed in a tragic bus accident in April 1990 in Esigodhini, the Governor and Resident Minister for Matabeleland South, Cde Angeline Masuku said most accidents are avoidable if motorists uphold the discipline and attach value to human life.

 

Cde Masuku said the police and other relevant bodies have the responsibility to ensure that road offenders face the full wrath of the law to avoid the unnecessary loss of life.

 

She said among some of the major causes of road crashes are stray animals as some unruly elements have stripped off road parameter fences, especially along the Beitbridge–Bulawayo highway.

 

In a speech read on his behalf, the Managing Director of the Safety Council of Zimbabwe, Mr Obio Chinyere called on traditional leaders and other responsible authorities to encourage safety on the roads.