Tebogo Msimanga |
A horrific motor vehicle accident on the R37, Podungwane in Capricorn District has claimed seven lives. The fatal accident happened between a minibus taxi and a truck, before noon on Saturday.
Limpopo Transport spokesperson Tidimalo Chuene said seven women from the minibus were sadly confirmed dead. “Two other people who sustained serious injuries were transported to a nearby health facility for medical attention. Law enforcement officers at the scene cited reckless driving as a possible cause of the crash”.
Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Florence Radzilani sent condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries.
“To receive such news during festive holidays is heartbreaking. I can’t begin to imagine what the families of the deceased have to endure. May they find the strength to get through this difficult time”.
MEC Radzilani is pleading with motorists to obey the rules of the road, for everyone to arrive alive at their respective destinations.