In the wake of an increase in accidents in Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State, Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters has an explanation as to what the causes may be.
In a recent interview with eNCA, the minister described a sound that can only be made by the Golf GTI, said to be a “panty-dropper”. She seems to suggest that the GTI could be one of the major causes of accidents on the roads.
She said the exhaust pipes of the car made it possible for it to create “sparks” and the well-known sound ‘vrrr pha!’ sound.
“The exhaust pipes and they can make it possible because they do sparks, and they do what they call vrrr pha! in the townships,” she said.
Perhaps she was only trying to warn people against speeding, as the car is also known for its lightning speed.
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Earlier this month, Western Cape premier and former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille was slated for “bothering” those customers who spent their money on alcohol on Black Friday.
Zille had expressed concern over alcohol abuse after sharing with her followers the statistics of expenditure on Black Friday.
“On ‘black Friday’ 39% of expenditure went on alcohol and 29% on food. I do not think we understand the extent of our alcohol abuse crisis,” she said.
It was probably an attempt to address the alcohol intake over the festive season, which has perhaps contributed to the recorded increase in car accidents on the road.