Prayer roadblock on R546 Brendan Village road

This initiative was a huge success and great awareness was achieved.

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Thursday, 13 December, the road between Evander and eMbalenhle was blocked and a big gathering was present. The GMM Fire Department, Police, Traffic Department, Sasol and pastors and community members hosted a prayer group to pray for the safety of this high accident zone. The opening was conducted next to the Brendan Village turn off by Reverend S. Lokoane. He was followed by Mr RG Singh, Assistant Director for Safety Engineering. Mr Singh spoke about the safety statistics in a nine-month period: April 2018 – December 2018. During these nine months, there were thirteen fatal accidents. These include 25 fatalities, fourteen serious injuries and nine minor injuries. Mr Singh spoke to the journalist of The Bulletin and said the following: “Drivers should be more considerate and adhere to the rules of the road. Be patient and be considerate to other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Another factor is rest. One must have at least six hours sleep and stop every two hours for a break. Drink water or cooldrink and refresh your mind. Never use your wipers if someone throws something on your windshield, as this would cause the windshield to turn murky. Buckle up and obey the rules of the road.” Others that also spoke up were: Pastor S.Z Mavunda, Apostle D. Winkel, Rev S. Mahlangu, Pastor K. Serfontein, Apostle T. Mazabane, Pastor M. Mnisi and Pastor P. Khumalo. With the festive season that has already kicked off, a roadblock was set up to ensure the roadworthiness, to check that vehicle and driver’s licences had not expired and were still valid and to ensure the safety of all road users. This initiative was a huge success and great awareness was achieved. – Ané Prinsloo

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