Authorities are investigating a tragic crash that claimed the lives of 20 people on the R272 in Limpopo at the weekend.
It is alleged that a bus ferrying mine workers to Venetia Mine collided with a truck and caught fire.
Reports suggest that the mine workers were on their way to conduct an underground project facilitated by Murray and Roberts company.
The company’s Ed Jardim says four other people were injured in the tragedy.
“Our focus is now on providing the necessary support to our employees and their families during this difficult time.”
The DA in Limpopo has extended its condolences to the bereaved families.
The party’s Risham Maharaj says the tragic accident highlights the need for the Limpopo department of Transport to implement a road safety strategy and increase visibility of traffic officers.
Limpopo Transport MEC visits the scene of the horror crash at the R572 road between Venetia Mine and Musina https://t.co/VTWlnPmm0f #ArriveAlive #BusCrash #TruckCrash @TransportLimCom @Dotransport @TruckAndFreight @DeBeersMO pic.twitter.com/PzhdXo0GIQ
— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) September 18, 2023
Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Florence Radzilani, has also extended her condolences.
She says some of the victims were burnt beyond recognition.
MEC Radzilani visited the scene of the accident.
She has also visited the victims, who are recuperating in hospital.
Eighteen of the victims worked for Murray and Roberts.
Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza