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mpumaLowvelder reports that Mpumalanga’s acting MEC for community safety, security and liaison, Busisiwe Shiba, expressed shock at the latest incident in which a traffic officer was killed.

While on duty along the N4 toll road near Komatipoort on Sunday, the 58-year-old male was hit by a truck he was trying to stop in performance of his regular duties. Allegedly, the truck driver failed to stop at the scene. “Without casting any aspersions on these crashes, we want those who may be in the wrong to face the full consequences of their actions. The investigators must help us determine what really went wrong so that we may address it. Furthermore, we are appealing to truck drivers to be considerate when using the road and always prioritise not only their lives, but that of other road users, including our law enforcement officers,” Shiba said. She went on to encourage traffic law enforcement officers to be more vigilant, adding that some road users were malicious and became difficult when stopped. Shiba also said the officials must safeguard themselves and their colleagues from being harmed by the recklessness of other road users in their quest to make our roads safer.

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