As everyone goes on a a vacation in preparation for Easter celebrations, Mpumalanga community safety, security and liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe, warned members of the public against treating the upcoming Easter weekend like the end of the world was coming.
According to News24, Shongwe careless celebrations and excitements warned could result in victimization and crime.
“We are pleading with everyone these Easter Holidays not to behave like it is end of the world. They must know that there is still life beyond Easter holidays. Pupils have to return to school, workers have to go back to work and our lives must go back where they were before the Easter holidays,” he said.
Shongwe pleaded with motorists to obey traffic rules and spare lives on the road this weekend. “Our people must obey roads rules; they should not drink and drive and should not drive cars that are not roadworthy.
“Don’t go spinning cars because of Easter excitement and showing off that you are the fastest driver” he said urging residents and the entire south Africans to play safe minding that crime gets higher in festive period like this.
The MEC said provincial law enforcement officers would ensure traffic laws were obeyed and warned motorists who broke rules when in townships and villages, saying officers would be stationed in some of these areas too.
“We have operations targeting mainly the N4, N12, N17, Moloto road, R573, N11, R23, which are used by people from other provinces when passing here, including the R40, because others are going to Moria and so on,” he said
Further more, consumers have been urged to spend less and learn to save more so that they would not be in debt in the coming months.
While celebrating this Eater period, South Africans have been urged to go on a spending diet with further increases in food, petrol, electricity and interest rates on the cards in coming months.
“Understand where your money is going and also start to stretch that budget. I’ve gone on a spending diet. I’ve decided that I’m not going to make no impulsive purchases for the next three months.”Analysts say, adding that higher inflation cannot be avoided.