Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
23 Oct 2020
4:59 am

Government to blame for lives lost on Moloto Road

Sipho Mabena

The Moloto Road Corridor pipe dream is a crystal-clear example of how the ANC uses people during elections and forgets about them once they are back in power

A rescue worker on the scene where six people died after a bus and truck collided along Moloto road on Monday. Picture: Supplied by Netcare 911

The R753, or Moloto Road, the only link between Pretoria in Gauteng and the former KwaNdebele homeland in Mpumalanga, is both a blessing and a curse, hence it earned the moniker of the “Killer Road”. The regional route connects Pretoria with Marble Hall, via KwaMhlanga and Siyabuswa. Just after it passes through Moloto, the Gauteng-Mpumalanga border, the entire route is known as the Moloto Road. Used by an estimated 60,000 commuters daily, the Moloto Road stretches over 160km and spans three provinces – Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. But it has been a source of economic activity and misery for the...