Stray animals put motorists in danger

Stray animals crossing roads and causing accidents are a serious concern on the province’s roads. This animal was captured strolling through the streets of King Williams Town.
Image: CHERI-ANN JAMES

Stray animals crossing national roads are a major concern in the Eastern Cape.

Drivers blame livestock owners and the provincial department for not doing enough to prevent the animals from straying on to the roads.

Cows, dogs and donkeys are a common sight on the N2 towards East London.

Motorist Andile Sifumba, who travels from King William’s Town to East London daily, said: ‘The department of transport must not only speak about road safety during busy holiday periods, but engage livestock owners in campaigns all the time.

“Every day you will see a carcass of a dog lying in the middle of the road. It’s bad that people don’t care about their animals and the safety of people driving on the road.”

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BY: MPUMI KIVA

SOURCE: DISPATCHLIVE

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