POLOKWANE – The Police in Modjadjiskloof outside Tzaneen are investigating a case of culpable homicide following the motor vehicle accident which occurred on 16 June 2019 at about 22:00 along the R81 road between Mooketsi and Giyani.

It is alleged that a bus and a Quantum which were traveling in the opposite directions, collided head-on. The bus was coming from Giyani towards Mooketsi and the Quantum was coming from Mooketsi towards Giyani.

During this fatal crash, twenty four (24) passengers in the Quantum died instantly and one sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for medical treatment.

In the bus, the driver and two passengers sustained serious injuries and they were also transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

The process of identifying the deceased is still unfolding.

The cause of this collision is a subject of the ongoing police investigations.

Source: South African Police Service