The Eastern Cape transport department has released its preliminary road fatality-statistics for the Easter weekend.
Department spokesperson, Tshepo Machaea says 35 people lost their lives in 18 road accidents.
“When we compare the figure to last year we had 27 fatal crashes and 44 fatalities, so it reduced by 9. We are happy for the reduction but not happy that people died, the figure should be zero at the end of the day.”
Country wide there were 287 fatalities in 208 road accident over the Easter weekend.