The number of Easter road fatalities has this year decreased by 48%, in comparison to 2018, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande said on Thursday. “I am pleased to announce that the number of fatalities decreased . . . from 309 in 2018 to 162 in 2019. This marks a decrease of 147 fatalities. However, government is still concerned even by a single loss of life on our roads. All provinces recorded decreases in the number of fatalities,” Nzimande told journalists in Pretoria.