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Easter road death toll rise as KZN accident claims 10 lives

Posted by Ivan on April 21, 2017 at 1:45 AM

At least ten people have been killed in a horror crash on the N2 near Port Shepstone on KwaZulu-Natal's south coast on Monday. KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport Spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane says the cause of the accident is not clear.


“Ten people have been confirmed dead in an accident involving three taxis in Port Shepstone. Currently, the MEC for Transport is on his way to the scene of the accident. At this stage, it is not clear what the possible cause of the accident is. but we believe that one of the drivers lost control which resulted to the two taxis colliding. We are still going to get more details and be able to share with the viewers.”

Meanwhile, criminal charges are to be instituted against the driver of the bus that killed 15 passengers at Kranskop in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.


The charges include culpable homicide and driving without the renewed drivers licence. An interim report reveals that the driver did not have a valid driver’s licence and a permit, despite the bus being in good condition.


KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport and Community Liaison Mxolisi Kaunda says the driver was driving with an expired drivers licence.


“For now, the case which has been opened is a culpable homicide case.”


The bus was carrying a group of women to a traditional wedding from Bulwer overturned near Kranskop on Saturday. The families of those that were killed went to Greytown mortuary on Monday to identify their loved ones.


The father of the groom Bhekabantu Mgwadi lost his wife and two daughters whilst Philisiwe Mqadi lost her sister who left a three-year-old baby.



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