Moloto Road continues to claim lives

It is hoped that government will intervene urgently following another deadly accident.

FILE: Four people were killed in an accident in Moloto Road on Human Rights Day. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Questions are still being asked about when government plans to upgrade the deadly Moloto Road near Kwaggafontein after four people were killed in an accident on Friday.

Twelve other people were left critically injured after a taxi overturned on the R537 on Friday.

It is believed the taxi's tyre burst while the driver was driving to Groblersdal in Limpopo from Denneboom in Pretoria.

Last November, 30 people were killed in a collision between a bus and a truck on Moloto Road.

Another two were killed on the road a month later when a heavy goods truck collided with the delivery van.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters promised South Africans in 2013 that there were plans in place to develop the stretch of road which included the introduction of rapid rail transport.

More people are dying on the dangerous Moloto Road while South Africans wait for government to intervene.