Going to Moz on holiday? Avoid Lebombo border
Africa / 23 Dec '12, 12:25am
Johannesburg - Traffic was backed up on Sunday near the Lebombo border leading into Mozambique, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said.
“Our concern is the back up on the N4 near the Lebombo border. Traffic is reported to be about 6km backed up,” said RTMC spokesman Ashref Ismail
File photo: A woman carrying her baby and luggage walks from the Lebombo border gater between South Africa and Mozambique. Picture: Boxer Ngwenya. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS
He urged motorists to be patient when travelling towards the border or to use alternative routes.
Ismail said traffic volumes on freeways had decreased by Sunday morning.
“Traffic volume peak is 950 vehicles per hour on the N1 towards Polokwane, 800 vehicles per hour on the N3 and between 500 and 600 vehicles on the N4 direction east.”
He also warned that drivers would be arrested on the spot should they driver 30km/h over the regulated speed.
“Motorists will be arrested for speeds exceeding the limit by 30km/h. There is no fine. It is an immediate arrest.”
He said no major accidents were reported in the past 24 hours.
“We hope it remains like that.”
SABC News reported on Sunday that a woman gave birth to twins at the Beit Bridge border post to Zimbabwe.
She was assisted by paramedics and border officials.
The public broadcaster also reported that some people had collapsed due to heat for standing on long queue at the border.
Long queues have formed at border posts as many people return home for the Christmas holidays. - Sapa