A Joburg bound Quantum collided with another vehicle in Musina on Friday night and claimed the lives of 5 Zimbabweans, 3 adults and 2 children, the Chronicle reports.
The Chronicle spoke to Limpopo Province Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo who confirmed the accident and said:
The South African Police Service in Musina are investigating a case of culpable homicide which took place on December 6, 2019 at about 2200 hours along the N1 road between Beitbridge and Musina policing area.
A white Quantum with registration number HO54SDGP, pulling a trailer was from Zimbabwe with 25 passengers going to Johannesburg. Among the passengers, there were some kids. The Ford Fiesta vehicle registration number JG71KRGP was from Johannesburg to Zimbabwe with the driver Mr Farai Hunyei and one passenger.
Along the N1 road after Baobab Tollgate the above vehicles had a head-on collision. The driver in the Ford Fiesta died at the scene and his passenger died in hospital. The driver was identified as Mr Farai Hunyei from Zimbabwe. Two passengers in the Quantum died at the scene and their driver Mr Emmanuel Sibanda, also from Zimbabwe died in hospital. The total number of fatalities is five
A source that spoke to the publication said the Quantum was reportedly ferrying undocumented children to their parents in SA. SAPS suspect alcohol was the lead cause of the accident.
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