Transport Department deputy Minister to man the roads this festive season

Pretoria: 09 December 2015

National Department of Transport deputy Minister, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga
National Department of Transport deputy Minister, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga

Department of Transport deputy Minister Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga will not be taking a rest leave this festive season but will be spending some time on the country’s roads, assisting traffic safety authorities ensure that the country’s citizens and their touring guests remain safe well into the New Year.

But there is a catch. She’s adamant that people had better behave while driving or otherwise, she will ensure that anyone who exceeds 160km, or is caught driving while drunk on any stretch piece of South Africa’s roads, will simply be locked up until after everyone is back from holiday!

Speaking during a radio interview in Saldanha Bay on the West Coast earlier this week, Ms Chikunga said she would not be forsaking a time for a break only to smile at law breakers on the roads!

In fact, she could not be bothered if those caught for ignoring road regulations were CEOs of government entities. She would have them locked up, without a second thought, she said.

Don’t take my word for it, listen to her…Here