Drive with care and caution; the police will be out and about enforcing the law over the upcoming public holidays, says the mayor.
EXERCISE vigilance on the roads over the forthcoming holidays, Executive Mayor Amos Masondo has urged residents and visitors.
Executive mayor Amos masondo wishes residents happy holidaysExecutive mayor Amos Masondo wishes residents happy holidays“Members of the Johannesburg metropolitan police department will again be out in full force on our roads to act against speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and other substances,” he said.
A number of religious and public holidays, most notably the Easter holidays, Freedom Day and Workers’ Day will be celebrated over the next 11 days, starting with Good Friday on 22 April.
Freedom Day is on 27 April and the theme for this year is, “Working together to unite the nation, promote democracy and protect freedom”.
Workers’ Day on 1 May is one of the few national events that South Africa celebrates together with the international community.
“Again this is an opportunity to reflect on the many gains made by workers to consolidate the freedoms and the rights won in a new democratic South Africa,” said Masondo.
The long weekends are traditionally a period when families take to the road to enjoy a holiday break. “There is an increase in the number of vehicles on our roads and unfortunately also a rise in the number of accidents that occur.”
He also took the opportunity to remind people to participate in the local government elections on 18 May, again a public holiday to give workers a chance to vote.
“We want to urge you to use this opportunity to affirm your democratic right by participating in the elections and elect the people who will lead our City over the next five years.”
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