Opinion: Poor parenting and road infrastructure killing SA's kids

A toxic combination of negligent parenting and poorly-maintained road infrastructure is leading to the deaths of young children in cars, says Breakfast Show host Xolani Gwala.

Gwala referred to a report that explores the contributing factors to road fatalities involving children.

He has urged parents to be more responsible.

It all comes down to the parent in the end.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast Show host

Drive around Sandton, not even a single road is in good condition. There are potholes all around. But I suppose it's easy to point a finger at the JRA (Joburg Roads Agency).

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast Show host

What about us, as parents? Why don't we buckle our children up?

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast Show host

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