South Africa News

AA says Minister Mbalula’s Easter road safety stats don’t add up

The Automobile Association (AA) says the transport department’s 2021 Easter road safety statistics do not add up.

Earlier this week Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that 235 people were killed on the country’s roads during the Easter break.

Mbalula says this is a 9.6% decline from 2019.

However, the association said the figure of just over 260 deaths over the Easter period in 2019 was not stated in official government documents, bringing this into question.

The AA’s Layton Beard said: “The concern by the AA with the statistics released by the minister of transport is that they do not reconcile with the figures from previous years, making meaningful commentary impossible. Reliable statistics are important because they inform future plans and initiatives, but unfortunately, we cannot rely on these numbers.”

-EWN

In other news – Actress Connie Ferguson’s ex-husband revealed

South African media personality, Neo Matsunyane is a household name, however many people recognize her for being Connie Ferguson’s ex-husband, rather than a celebrity in his own right.

Neo Matsunyane and Connie Ferguson

Aside from his affiliation with Botswana’s leading lady, he is a multi-talented television presenter, actor, director, and voice artist. He had a leading role on the television series, Kelebone. Learn More

Back to top button