The worst collision claimed at least 24 lives when a minibus and a bus collided on the R81 near Maphalle village, Mopani district, in Limpopo on Sunday night. The deceased included children aged between 2 and 13 years.
The RTMC and police said they would investigate allegations that the minibus was overloaded when the collision occurred. This resulted in 24 fatalities from the minibus and three injuries from the bus.
Six other people were burnt beyond recognition and died on the same stretch of road at Dingamanzi Village, between Giyani and Polokwane, when two vehicles collided early on Sunday morning.
The Deputy Minister of Transport, Dikeledi Magadzi, Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Dickson Masemola, MEC for Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba and MEC for Social Development, Nkakareng Rakgoale, have met the families of those who lost their lives.