Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
20 Sep 2021
7:01 pm

Matongo just one of many ‘high accident zone’ casualties

Sipho Mabena

The spot where Jolidee Matongo died is notorious for the number of pedestrians who have lost their lives, and warning signs mark it as a High Accident Zone.

A warning sign next to the spot where ate Johannesburg mayor, Jolidee Matongo's vehicle collided with a van while trying to avoid a pedestrian along the Golden Highway near Vlakfontein. 20 September 2021. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Johannesburg metro executive mayor Jolidee Matongo is one in a list of many victims claimed by the Golden Highway near Lenasia South, after his death this weekend on what has been described as the deadliest part of the infamous road. The section of the road where Matongo and a 23-year-old Lenasia motorist died on Saturday night is marked with several ‘High Accident Zone’ signs. Also Read: Joburg mayor Jolidee Matongo dies in car accident “A week hardly passes without a fatal accident here. On Sunday I got off a taxi around 6am and there was a horrific accident. It was...