Neo Thale
Night digital supervisor
2 minute read
9 Apr 2021
5:00 am

Mbalula’s stance on drunk driving: ‘Not even cough mixture’

Neo Thale

His comments come after more than 235 people died on the country’s roads in 189 accidents this Easter weekend.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Jacques Nelles

  Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said yesterday a zero-tolerance approach to drunk driving by setting the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers at 0% would help remove drunk drivers from the roads. “We believe that when you get behind the wheel you must be 0.0% sober. Debates have arisen about people who have taken cough mixtures, but what is a person who has drunk a cough mixture doing behind the wheel,” Mbalula said. “There have been a lot of arguments about this and all of this will be tested scientifically.” His comments came after more than 235 people died on the...