Salute to new public safety vehicles

Executive Mayor, Patrick Lipudi and Jimmy Keet walking through the parade. Photo: Alanicka Lotriet.

A parade was formed and all the officers saluted the arrival of Mogale City Local Municipality’s Executive Mayor, Patrick Lipudi, and his entourage.

After the parade inspection, the guests were requested to take their seats, before being introduced. The national anthem was then sung with pride.

The new car about to be unveiled. Photo: Alanicka Lotriet.

This was the sight all motorists travelling on the R24 (Rustenburg Road) were presented with on the afternoon of Friday, 24 November. On this day, a great many traffic officers, municipal managers, mayoral committee members and other roleplayers gathered in front of the Krugersdorp Game Reserve for the unveiling of 11 brand new Community Development Services (Public Safety) vehicles as well as the launch of the festive season Arrive Alive campaign.

“It must start with us, to show that we are concerned about the safety of all road users, especially during the approaching festive season,” said the Municipal Manager, Pringle Raedani .

“We are extremely thrilled and excited to unveil the tools we need to protect the people on the streets and in town. This is the beginning of good things and going forward we are going to do it even better.”

Herriet Mokgosi, Cecilia Thobane, Musandiwa Tshilongamulenzhe and Robert Msimango snapped off a brisk salute. Photo: Alanicka Lotriet.

After promising inputs and remarks from various officials, including the Executive Mayor, a convoy, consisting of the new vehicles set out to circle the whole of Mogale City – including Magaliesburg, Hekpoort and Kagiso – in an effort to create awareness of their presence and the festive season campaign.

“Safety on the road is a major concern, not only for traffic officials, but indeed for all road users. We take road usage during the holidays very seriously,” Executive Mayor Lipudi said.

André Jansen van Vuuren, Edith Ngwako, Petunia Nthutang and Thandi Ndzamela at their posts. Photo: Alanicka Lotriet.

He would also like to remind road users of the following:

• Buckle up

• Rest every two hours or 200km

• Look out for pedestrians

• Don’t drink and drive

• Keep your vehicle roadworthy

• Don’t exceed the speed limits

• Don’t overload

The Executive Mayor would like to wish all motorists and their families a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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Alanicka Lotriet
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