KZN MEC stops fitness tests for traffic officer jobs
KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC Willies Mchunu has suspended all tests for Road Traffic Inspectorate jobs after seven people died.
The SABC reported that he said he would investigate the incident whereby "scores" of people who were trying to get a job at the road traffic inspectorate, collapsed during a fitness test.
"More than 34,000 applicants qualified for the 90 trainee posts which were advertised," said Mchunu in a statement.
He said that 15,600 applicants attended a fitness test at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Thursday, and a similar number attended on Friday.
"Scores of them could not cope with the hot weather condition and collapsed."
Many were taken to hospital.