Team to probe deadly Limpopo crash


Limpopo - A team of investigators has been to dispatched to probe the cause of an accident that killed ten people in Limpopo on Saturday, the transport department said in a statement.

“We shall not waiver in our efforts to fight this carnage on our roads. We shall continue this fight without any compromise,” Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said.

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902 A crime scene expert takes pictures of the scene on 7th street in Linden where 3 men tried to hijack a woman after a chase with the police that started in Robindale. 190208. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

Ten people were killed and 19 others injured when a bakkie and a taxi collided near Makhado, the Limpopo department of safety, security and liaison said.

Peters encouraged families of the deceased to consult with the Road Accident Fund for assistance and support.

“Every single one of us as South Africans has a role to play in the reduction of this unnecessary tragic loss of lives... let us all be vigilant at all times on our roads and obey all the rules,” she said.

National Freedom Party leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi conveyed her condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the accident.

“It is unfortunate that accidents continue to take away the lives of our loved ones on our roads.

“I am deeply saddened by what has occurred,” kaMagwaza-Msibi said.

She said she would ask the transport ministry to conduct a thorough investigation.

“I take this opportunity to call upon drivers to be extra cautious when driving passengers to their destinations,” kaMagwaza-Msibi said. - Sapa

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