The villagers of Holy Cross in Mohale’s Hoek say they are deeply disturbed by the increasing number of fatalities caused by speeding motorists on the Mohale’s Hoek-Quthing road.
The villagers said they have resorted to erecting speed humps on the road as a measure to curb increasing number of accidents that have claimed the lives of villagers and livestock.
Holy Cross’ councilor Mr. Tṧeliso Mvelase said, they have joined hands with schools and a nearby clinic, to lay a complaint with the department of roads in Mohale’s Hoek regarding the situation, mentioning that the community has addressed the situation since 2018 but to no avail.
The chief of Holy Cross, chief Relebohile Karabo Lerotholi, said the matter needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.
More than 20 people have died after being knocked down by vehicles on the road between Holy Cross and Seaka bridge since 2012.