KwaZulu-Natal: Shortly before midnight Wednesday Netcare 911 responded to reports of a collision on the R33 near Hanover.
Reports indicate that the driver of a bakkie lost control crashing into a truck. The sole occupant of the vehicle had sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased on the scene.
In Other News – President Cyril Ramaphosa wants South Africans to reflect on values, principle on Heritage Day
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to use Heritage Day to reflect on the values and principles that define the country’s population.
He made the call during a virtual Heritage Day event on Friday, reflecting on the challenges facing the country both economically and due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa said the July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng had been a setback for the country efforts to rebuild an economy ravaged by the lockdowns.
The unrest and looting caused death and destruction, forced businesses to close down and left many more people unemployed. The President said these events left the country’s collective unity shaken, adding that it was therefore imperative for citizens “to reflect on the values and principles that define the country”.
He said by and large citizens of the country respected the constitution, respected each other’s rights, were intolerant of tribalism and racism and spoke out against gender-based violence. He called for unity in an effort to overcome the blow dealt by the pandemic and the unrest. Read More