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SAD NEWS: Imbewu and Durban Gen actor was shot dead in Durban 

Today we have been dealt the unfortunate news of the passing of a leading South African actor, and it has left us in a state of mourning.

It has been confirmed by the Isolezwe newspaper that Siyabonga Khethukuthula Manqele has passed away. On the two most popular soaps on television, which are Imbewu and Manqele, Manqele is a well-known character.

SAD NEWS: Imbewu and Durban Gen actor was shot dead in Durban 

He also starred in Durban General, which airs live every weekday at 6:30 p.m., and The Seed, which premieres every weekday at 9 p.m., where he played the role of a police officer.

The information was revealed by the source who stated that the actor passed away as a result of being shot to death in Lamontville, which is located on the south coast of KwaZulu Natal. The information was provided by people who were close to the actor. According to the allegations, Manqele was murdered after being robbed.

People’s hearts were broken when the tragic news was shared, and many commented on how he was still very young and poised to make his mark in the world of television after the source broke the news.

These are extremely upsetting reports; may he finally find peace in his eternal rest.

According to a recent study, only three car models account for nearly half of all fatal accidents in South Africa.

A recent investigation that was carried out and published by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) came to the conclusion that light motor vehicles are to blame for the majority of fatal accidents (53.8%). Certain models, such as the Volkswagen Polo, closely followed by the Toyota Hilux and the Toyota Quantum, rank at the very top of the sales charts.

According to a recent study, only three car models account for nearly half of all fatal accidents in South Africa.

According to the report, “Even though it is not acceptable, considering that Toyota Quantum and Toyota HiAce vehicles are on the road on a semi-full-time basis and travel more million vehicle kilometers compared to other vehicle models and would thus be exposed to more on road conflict situations and/or to driver fatigue, one could expect more fatal crashes for this type of classes.”

This report covers the time period beginning October 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2021. Over the course of this time period, there were a total of 48 330 vehicles involved in 37 583 fatal accidents. During the 3.80-year study period, there were a total of 45 232 fatalities recorded, and the severity of the accidents was 1.203 deaths per collision.

Only 66.9%, or 32 333, of the total 48 330 vehicles that were involved in the accidents that resulted in fatalities over the

It’s possible that the vehicles registered on the national administration’s traffic information system were being analyzed during that time period.

“Toyota was the brand of vehicle that was involved in the most fatal accidents, accounting for 30.8% of the total number of fatal accidents that occurred over the course of the study period. Volkswagen came in second with a recorded 15.9%… According to the RTMC report, “in total, these two vehicle makes were involved in 46.7% of fatal crashes.” [Citation needed]

Not only were these car brands responsible for two-thirds of all fatal collisions, but they were also responsible for the majority of speeding violations. However, the report stated that additional variables, such as a more in-depth look at the type of vehicle involved in fatal crashes versus the proportion of respective vehicle population, was required to determine whether or not such a type or class of vehicles was over- or under-represented in the data.

It was found that white cars were responsible for the most accidents, while yellow cars were involved in the fewest accidents. According to the findings of the study, this could also be due to the fact that the majority of models that are thought to be on the road more frequently and travel for longer distances are white. Examples of such models include the Toyota Quantum and the Toyota HiAce.

The Automobile Association complimented the researchers on the well-put-together report; however, they expressed reservations about the value of the report in relation to the safety of drivers on the road.

The question that was posed, according to Spokesperson Layton Beard, was “How do we use the data?”

“Not only is it a very interesting read, but it is also very professionally put together. The reason why we have access to this information is our primary concern. What is it exactly that they want us to understand? What exactly is the point of this?” Thursday was the day he inquired.

Beard stated that it is impossible to determine the full value of the asset without conducting additional research, as was suggested in the study.

“Where do we stand in terms of translating this into better numbers for our country? What contribution to road safety is made when you are aware of the kind of vehicle being driven? Do we suggest taking it off the road or adding additional safety controls? Exactly what are we recommending at this point? Beard went on to say that there is a gap between the research that has been done and the outcomes that we are hoping to achieve.

When compared to the averages found elsewhere in the world, the road safety statistics for South Africa have been called “appalling.” It is the goal of a road safety management strategy to reduce fatalities by half by the year 2030.

Since their all-time high in 2006, the number of people killed in car accidents in this country has steadily decreased, according to a report published in 2019 by the International Transport Forum. Despite this, the numbers are still quite high.

According to the forum, road accidents cost South Africa 3.5% of its GDP in 2017, and the number of fatalities on the country’s roads increased by 52% between the years 2000 and 2018.

The mortality rate has remained at an alarmingly high level and has been consistently higher than 20 [per 100 000] in the most recent years. “As a point of reference, the average number of deaths that occurred in the EU in 2018 was 4.9 per 100 000 inhabitants,” the forum noted.

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