Traffic authorities appeal to ZCC pilgrims to exercise patience

Traffic authorities appeal to ZCC pilgrims to exercise patience

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Some motorists travelling on the R71 between Moria and Polokwane in Limpopo have applauded traffic authorities for controlling traffic flow along the heavily congested road.

Thousands of motorists are travelling to various destinations from Moria following the ZCC’s annual Easter pilgrimage. These drivers say they expect to take longer than normal to reach their destinations.

“I’m going to Venda maybe plus-minus 4 hours from here to Venda, because there is a lot of traffic and the traffic cops also are looking at each and every corners… I believe everything is gonna be fine.”

There is moderate traffic congestion on the R71 in Mankweng, outside Polokwane, Limpopo, as thousands of ZCC pilgrims make their way from Moria following the church’s Easter sermon.

Traffic officials are controlling traffic at many intersections in Moria and Mankweng. Hundreds of busses and small vehicles started lining up on the busy R71 at 5 o’clock after the church service has ended.

Many of the motorists are making their way to the N1 south bound en route to Gauteng and other destinations.

Limpopo traffic authorities are appealing to motorists who will be travelling on the province’s busy routes over night to exercise patience.

The N1 southbound and the R71 will be heavily congested as ZCC pilgrims make their way from Moria following the church’s annual Easter pilgrimage.

Traffic spokesperson Matome Tauatsoala says officers are on hand to ensure that all motorists reach their destinations.

 

Traffic is expected to peak on Monday.

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