Authorities will be in full force on this Easter weekend and weather experts have warned of a chilly weather in some parts of country.


 

Political parties in the Mpumalanga province have wished all South Africans a very blessed and joyous Easter weekend.

The ANC in the Mpumalanga province said they remain concerned about the number of fatalities occurring every year during this time.

“We therefore call upon everyone to observe traffic rules, avoid speeding and commuters to be vigilant of drunk drivers and un-roadworthy vehicles transporting our people to their different destinations of worship,” spokeswoman Sasekani Manzini said.

“We request those who will be lowering their heads in supplication to our Messiah this weekend, to remember the ANC in their prayers and pray for its maximum unity and improved ability to service the people of South Africa,” said Manzini.

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The Economic Freedom Fighters said they request that road-users behave as they travel from their various homes to churches and were urging all fighters to establish crime combating units to protect communities from the criminals who will want to use the busy weekend to target their innocent preys.

“We also urge community members in particular the youth to also conduct themselves responsible and avoid excessive drinking and use of drugs and the carrying of dangerous weapons,” spokesman Collen Sedibe said.

“The EFF also urges the police and traffic officers to be visible in all crime spots and high accident zone in order to minimise contact crimes and gruesome car accidents,” said Sedibe.

The Bushbuckridge Resident Association asked those who will be commemorating the death of Jesus Christ to remember political parties in their prayers.

“We ask them to pray for us as we all know that these days in South Africa the situation is very bad,” acting secretary Johannes Ndlovu said.

“We wish that church-goers drive safely, have a blessed journey and they must be patient with one another and ensure everywhere they are safe,” Ndlovu said.

(edited by MLM)

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