Cyril Ramaphosa will visit the families of bus crash victims from Limpopo today. On Monday, the ANC confirmed his visit in a statement.
As per Jacaranda FM, ANC members were on a bus from the Molemole sub-region on Saturday. They were going to the party’s 112th-anniversary celebration at Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga. The accident took place on the R71 at the Makgoebaskloof outside Tzaneen.
The provincial Department of Transport and Community reported that three buses were travelling in succession when the third bus hit the second one from behind, causing it to overturn into a gorge.
Five people lost their lives. Several others sustained injuries and received medical attention at various provincial hospitals. Ramaphosa will visit the injured survivors at different hospitals.
In a statement released on Monday evening, ANC provincial secretary Reuben Madadzhe extended condolences to the families of the deceased.
“The party has directed the provincial government to offer comprehensive support to the accident victims and calls upon South African law enforcement agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident.
“The ANC visited the injured in the hospital on Sunday and noted their commendable progress towards recovery.
“Additionally, and in response to this tragedy, the ANC has formed a dedicated team to collaborate with the affected families and relevant stakeholders in planning for the memorial and funeral services,” said Madadzhe.
Details regarding the funeral services will be communicated in due course.
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