SA's top driver named

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pretoria - Excellent driving skills have paid dividends for a 31-year-old year old North West bus driver after he was announced as this year's top winner of the annual National Driver of the Year competition.

Andries Vumazonke was presented with his prize of R15 000 at a gala dinner held in Polokwane on Friday night. The event was graced by Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele, who also handed over the prizes.

The competition has gained popularity since it was introduced a few years ago as a bid to encourage responsible driving in the public transport sector.

The event was co-hosted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation and the Limpopo's Department of Roads and Transport.

North West MEC for Public Safety, Howard Yawa congratulated Vumazonke and urged other bus drivers to celebrate the win with Vumazonke by striving for a zero involvement of busses in road accidents.