Deputy Transport Minister Chikunga Loses Six Family Members In Accident
Sindisiwe Chikunga, the deputy minister of transport, is mourning the death of six family members in a car accident on Sunday evening.
Collen Msibi, her office’s head of communications, confirmed the deputy minister’s son, daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren were killed in the accident.
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Msibi claims the family was travelling on the N11 between Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal when they were involved in an accident with a sedan and a bakkie.
Chikunga has travelled to KwaZulu-Natal to identify the remains and gather information. “Further details about the accident will be released once full information is established from local authorities,” Msibi said.
He stated that the family had requested space and privacy in the meantime. The accident happened on the N11 near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, according to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.
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He said that their vehicle was in a head-on collision with another vehicle, the driver of which sustained serious injuries and is being treated in a hospital.
The Road Traffic Management Corporation will investigate the cause of the crash, and its report will be made public once it is completed. “The tragic loss of a son and his entire family has left us all numb with disbelief and pain.”
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