President Cyril Ramaphosa took part in October Transport Month activities with Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Gauteng Premier David Makhura.
President President @CyrilRamaphosa has arrived at the Heidelberg Weighbridge in Heidelberg and is received by Gauteng Premier @David_Makhura ahead of the launch of #OTM2019 pic.twitter.com/a5KAX63a0z— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) October 5, 2019
The president gave an address, in which he said it was significant that the event was taking place along the N3, “one of the most important economic arteries in our country”.
“This freeway is also an example of the remarkable infrastructure we have been able to build and maintain during our 25 years of freedom and democracy."
Ramaphosa has also urged motorists to be extra vigilant on the country's roads, especially over the festive season and law enforcement agencies should show no mercy to reckless drivers.
The President will unveil the revamped #ArriveAlive programme that will place road safety in the national a spotlight through a 365 Days Road Safety Action Agenda to transform road user behaviour. #OTM2019 pic.twitter.com/pNd4aBxdy3— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) October 5, 2019