High rate of road accidents in South Africa - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has expressed his concern about the high-levels of serious road accidents in the country.
He was speaking at Cape Town’s Khayelitsha Stadium on Thursday afternoon, a week after 24 people died in a bus crash on the Hex River Pass.
The double-decker bus was carrying members of the Twelve Apostles Church in Christ when it veered out of control near De Doorns on its way to Cape Town.
The passengers were returning from a national prayer gathering in Secunda. Several other church members were following the bus in smaller buses and private cars.
'We are in absolute deep shock at this loss of human life on our roads. We express our heartfelt condolences on behalf of Government and the entire nation. May their souls rest in peace,' the President said.
He said his government remains concerned over the high number of people who die tragically on South African roads.
“This results in social and economic consequences,” Zuma said.
Authorities were investigating the cause of the crash, and a mass funeral service will be held on Saturday at the Khayelitsha Stadium.