Community outraged after child dies crossing the road

ANGRY residents of Avoca Hills are threatening to blockade Avoca Hills Drive if the City doesn’t deliver on promises to erect speed humps. This comes a nine-year-old boy was was fatally hit by a car while crossing the road to his school on Friday morning.

Thandokuhle Magwaza (9), died on the scene, a few kilometres from his home. It is believed he is a learner at Corovoca Primary School.

They blame the eThekwini Municipality for not putting up speed bumps to curb speeding on the busy road.

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Ward councillor, Pete Graham, said the youngster’s family were distraught.

“Thandokuhle’s dad showed up shortly after the accident occurred and he was inconsolable. The driver of the vehicle, also a father, said the children were crossing the road when the accident occurred. Greenwood Park SAPS were in attendance and are investigating the matter.

“The road was approved for traffic calming many months ago but there has been no action by the City. This is part of my block-sum allocation however the eThekwini Traffic Authority (ETA) are yet to explain to me when the speed humps will be installed. A community meeting has been called for on Saturday to give feedback to the community on the city’s response,” said an outraged Graham.

 

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