STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
As the period of Lent comes to an end and the Easter weekend is upon us, it is my hope that residents have been fulfilled during this spiritual period signified by reflection, sacrifices and resurrection.
On behalf of the City of Cape Town, I wish to extend my warmest Easter wishes to all residents and visitors. May you have a happy, blessed time as you relax and spend time with your loved ones.
Many families will also be travelling into and out of the city and I appeal to all travellers to please be careful and safe on the roads. Remember to buckle up all passengers, be alert on the road, and take time to rest between long drives.
This time of the year is unfortunately always marred by a large number of deaths on our roads which are mostly avoidable and I appeal to all drivers: please do not drink and drive and be extra cautious on the roads this weekend. Your actions can cause the loss of innocent lives.
Our safety and security teams, including traffic officers, Metro Police, and Law Enforcement officers, will be out on the roads over this weekend to keep residents and our roads safe.
I also make a special appeal to all parents and communities to keep an eye on our young children over the holiday period. Please do not allow children to wander out of your sight as it is our duty to take care of and protect our young children.
Once again, I wish all residents and visitors a blessed and happy Easter.