Keep your cattle off the roads- Makgato


Minister of Transport and Communications, , Dorcus Makgato says it is the responsibility of farmers to keep their cattle off the roads She also said the country’s roads are not safe to use to due to the number of livestock found on such facilities during the day and at night.

Makgato was responding to  a question from Boteti East Member of Parliament , Setlhomo Lelatisitswe.  Member had asked the Minister to the tell House who pays the annual road levy between the farmers and the vehicle road users< He had also asked her if a vehicle owner hits a cow on the road who pays for the damages incurred on the vehicle and why. 

Makgato said the road users or vehicle owners pay for the annual road levy. “ If a vehicle hits an animal on the road, the vehicle’s owner may pay for the repair of the vehicle on his own account or through their insurance and then claim the damages from the owner of the animal. The owner of the animal may pay for the damages if he is readily available and willing to pay,” Makgato said. 

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