10 killed on Westen Cape roads over Easter weekend

Six pedestrians are among 10 people killed on roads in the Western Cape since the start of the Easter weekend.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says it has been a busy few days, with a total of 64 drunk drivers arrested and close to R1 million in fines issued to motorists in the province since Good Friday.

In one instance, a motorist in George was found to be seven times over the legal limit.

The fact that we arrested 64 drunk drivers, if those people would've been on the road and not arrested, I think our fatality figure would've been much higher.

Kenny Africa, Western Cape provincial traffic chief

We lost 10 lives on the road this Easter weekend and 6 of those were pedestrians.

Kenny Africa, Western Cape provincial traffic chief

Listen to the full traffic report below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 10 killed on Westen Cape roads over Easter weekend


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Not sure what to do with the kids this Easter? This 10 year old has some ideas!

Not sure what to do with the kids this Easter? This 10 year old has some ideas!

10-year-old Josiah Goode runs his own travel blog focusing on child-friendly spots in South Africa.

How long will it take you to burn off the Easter binge?

How long will it take you to burn off the Easter binge?

Health and fitness expert David Katz reminds us how long it may to work off the extra calories this Easter.

How to make the Easter weekend count

How to make the Easter weekend count

A creative parenting expert discuses how can parents maximise this four day long weekend to create warm, fuzzy family memories.

Where does the cross on hot cross buns come from?

Where does the cross on hot cross buns come from?

Anna Trapido explains the true origins of hot cross buns.

20 road deaths already reported for Easter weekend

20 road deaths already reported for Easter weekend

Road Traffic Management Corporation urges motorists to be careful on the roads this Easter weekend.

Here's why people eat pickled fish and hot cross buns during Easter

Here's why people eat pickled fish and hot cross buns during Easter

Eusebius McKaiser explores Easter foods and the history behind them.

'People can't afford to eat'- Bongani Bingwa

'People can't afford to eat'- Bongani Bingwa

Bongani Bingwa comments on the latest poverty stats for SA and says those who were involved in state capture should go to jail.

What are you going to do during the Easter Weekend?

What are you going to do during the Easter Weekend?

Four days can fly by in a blur, or it can feel like an eternity. It really depends on where you are spending those four days.

Transport ministry to tighten law enforcement on SA's roads over Easter

Transport ministry to tighten law enforcement on SA's roads over Easter

Deputy Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga says they are expecting high traffic volume during Easter holidays.

WATCH: Celeb chef Kamini Pather and Ucook add some flavour to risotto recipe

WATCH: Celeb chef Kamini Pather and Ucook add some flavour to risotto recipe

Contestants recreate a unique chicken risotto recipe offered by dinner kit delivery service Ucook and famed chef Kamini Pather.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

[LISTEN] Father shares how he shot the man who raped his daughter

Johannesburg father, Chris says he had just come back from work when he walked in on an employee raping his 17 year old daughter.

Human trafficking: The life of drugs and prostitution - Grizelda Grootboom

Human trafficking: The life of drugs and prostitution - Grizelda Grootboom

The author of Exit, Grizelda Grootboom, explains how she was trafficked, drugged and sold for sex on the streets of Joburg.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

A trending Twitter debate has left social media users arguing over whether Winnie the Pooh is a girl or boy.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?