Speed hump challenges

Municipal workers busy with the construction of the speed humps

LEPHALALE — Last week Mogol Post reported on the hit and run incident near Lephalale TVET College on Monday 12 August that claimed the life of the 21-year-old Arina Rangwaneni.

The fatal incident sparked outrage in the students at the college on Tuesday afternoon and resulted in a protest that saw them barricade Nelson Mandela Drive with stones and debris.

The concerns of the students were that pedestrian lines should be painted on the road near the intersection between Nelson Mandela Drive and Ngoako Ramathlodi Street. They also insisted for a speed hump to be erected near the gates of the college on Nelson Mandela Drive, where motorists often drive past the robots at high speed.

Soon after the news of the hit and run incident, there was confusion about whether Nelson Mandela Drive belongs to the Local Municipality, District or Province.

On Thursday 15 August, Municipal employees were seen constructing two speed humps and a pedestrian crossing on Nelson Mandela Drive.

The new beginning comes with its challenges, such as long traffic queues (as far as a kilometre) in the mornings and afternoons, given robots were still out of order at the time of going to print.

On Monday evening 19 August an Opel Astra bumped into a Toyota Hilux bakkie that was queuing on the same road.

On Thursday 15 August Mogol Post sent questions to the Lephalale Municipality Communications Division regarding the road and CCTV footage about the incident or if they have any plans to install CCTV cameras, but they had not replied at the time of going to print.

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