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Two killed on WC roads in 24 hours

Both were pedestrians killed while crossing the road.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa. Picture: Rafiq Wagiet/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Two people were killed on the Western Cape's roads in the last 24 hours, the province's traffic officials said on Saturday.

One person died after being knocked over by a car in Clanwilliam.

Another one was killed while crossing the N2 highway near Borchards Quarry on Friday night.

Both victims died on the scene.

Provincial traffic Chief Kenny Africa said several motorists were arrested for speeding.

He highlighted two of the highest speeds recorded in the province this weekend so far.

"The highest speeds recorded in the Western Cape so far this weekend was 171km/h in a 120km zone on the N1 between Paarl and Brackenfell.

"The other was 178km/h in a 100km zone between Worcester and Paarl."

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