World Remembrance Day for road traffic victims in Botshabelo

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GALOOME SHOPANE Botshabelo outside Bloemfontein will host the Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters for the annual World Remembrance day for road traffic victims.

MEC for Roads, Transport and Police Butana Komphela says this day seeks to remember those who have been victims of road accidents and their families.

The N8 road next to Botshabelo runs from neighbouring country Lesotho to the Northern Cape.

Thousands of people travel daily on the road for work and schooling in Bloemfontein, through communal buses.

“We are requesting the churched for a prayer. We are having a world remembrance day, it’s not going to be a celebration it’s going to be a prayer.

We are thinking that we must look up to God to have a divine intervention to ensure that our people become sober on the roads,” says Komphela.

One of the most horrific accidents this year was on Monday night were 30 people died on the notorious Moloto road in Mpumalanga. The day is celebrated every third Sunday of November.