Free State Death Traps
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟭𝟵 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
The Free State’s roads are disintegrating, becoming death traps rather than important arteries keeping our economy functioning. The situation is so bad that communities are now banding together to try and fix the provincial roads themselves just to avoid further carnage. But it's not just motorists that have been affected: as roads fall apart, farmers increasingly battle to get their grain to silos, hampering a key component of the Free State economy. The roads department has wasted millions on a contractor programme that has delivered little, but the new MEC for Police, Roads and Transport says he has a plan. Carte Blanche investigates.