Mangaung sets traffic measures for Macufe

Motorists in Bloemfontein have been issued a stern warning by the Mangaung Metro Municipality to be cautious during Macufe when making use of certain roads.

The Moshoeshoe Road, Fort Hare Road, and the Chief Moroka Crescent are currently under construction for the preparation of the controversial Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) Hauweng project.

The municipality has further announced that it has put stringent measures into place with the hope of making sure that local businesses do not experience, amongst others, any interruptions during the annual event.

In order to ensure smooth traffic flow and parking at the Sechaba Butchery and surrounding businesses, temporary measures have also been implemented, as this area is most affected.

The measures include the high visibility of flagmen on the roads, as well as visible Law Enforcement Agencies, which include municipal traffic officials.

This is a second warning following a warning issued by the police on Thursday 3 October, informing motorists to be vigilant during the event.

OFM News previously reported that FS police spokesperson, Peter Kareli, said while authorities from different government departments and private companies will be on the ground to ensure people can enjoy Macufe safely, attendees of the festival and residents in the host city must be vigilant.

The report further said major festivals and sporting activities around the country have in the past been targets of criminality with a high number of robberies, motor vehicle theft and instances of driving under the influence being reported.

OFM News/Elsabé Richard