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2014-02-10 14:49

TALKING HEAD, CRASHING CARS: These two cars, one towing the other, flashed behind this North West official talking road safety as the SABC video rolled. Seconds later they were in a ditch. Image: YouTube

A public safety official was startled when two cars crashed behind him during a videoed interview in SABC TV news about the state of a North West Province road notorious for collisions.

The province's public safety portfolio committee chairman, Mahlakeng Mahlakeng, whistled as he turned around to see what had happened.


Mahlakeng said: "This guy [the driver], what is he doing?"

Before the high-speed crash involving one car towing another Mahlakeng told the SABC that the Lichtenburg-Koster road continued to be a problem.

"As we speak, the road continues to kill our people. The road continues to be more expensive... The last amount that we were given by the department was R220-million, that was spent already on this particular road." (Seeing the state of it, Wheels24 wonders where the money went?)

At that point a car towing another passes, skids, veers across the road with its load still under two, and almost disappears into a large ditch.

They narrowly miss a pedestrian, who had run to safety.

The SABC footage was posted on YouTube a short while later.


Internet user Sbongiseni Mazibuko: "News worth watching..."

Another user, Fortune Mgwili-Sibanda: "This is too perfect, it couldn't have been staged."

Another person commented: "Classic."

A newsreader said nobody was been injured in the crash.

Read more on:    sabc  |  johannesburg

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