Zuma orders tough stance

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma yesterday instructed law enforcement agencies and the Department of Transport to take a "tough line" on public transport operators who transgress the law, after 24 people died in accidents in the past two days.

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma yesterday instructed law enforcement agencies and the Department of Transport to take a "tough line" on public transport operators who transgress the law, after 24 people died in accidents in the past two days.

"Public transport operators carry an even greater responsibility," he said.

Zuma extended his condolences to the families of those who died in the crashes, as did Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.

Eight people died and five were injured when a minibus taxi overturned on the Mabopane highway, near Rosslyn in Pretoria, yesterday.

Later yesterday, a man died and 16 people were injured when a minibus taxi collided with a bakkie on the N14 outside Pretoria.

On Sunday night, 15 people died and 21 were seriously injured when two minibus taxis and a bakkie collided at Bothaville in Free State. - Sapa

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