POLOKWANE – The MEC for Transport and Community Safety in Limpopo, Makoma Makhurupetje, has extended her condolences to the families of 11 people who died on the N11 in the Sekhukhune district this morning and wished a speedy recovery to two injured passengers.
The deceased were killed early this morning in a motor vehicle accident on the N11 near Crocodile Farm.
The driver of a Mercedes Benz truck, who was overtaking on a barrier line, collided head-on with an oncoming Nissan bakkie. The driver of the Nissan bakkie and 10 passengers were confirmed dead on the spot.
“This is a tragic loss to the people of our province. All indications show that this is an obvious case of reckless driving which we strongly condemn. Whilst investigations are underway, we want to indicate that we shall not hesitate to take action against whosoever is responsible for this loss of lives. Truck drivers who continue to put lives of innocent people at risk should know that their days are numbered. We equally condemn overloading of vehicles and the use of bakkies in particular for purposes of ferrying passengers,” concluded MEC Makhurupetje.