By line: Andani Matumba

16 February 2022

Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Vusi Shongwe, is deeply saddened by the accident which occurred today around 15h00.

Eight passengers lost their lives after a minibus overturned on D267 Road between Mayflower and Dundonald.

Seven people died at the scene while the eighth person passed on at the hospital.

Ten passengers sustained moderate to serious injuries and they are currently receiving treatment at the nearby Embuleni Hospital in Elukwatini.

The deceased are reported to be learners who were being transported to their respective homes from school.

 At this stage it is not yet clear as to what caused the crash, but the investigating has been launched.

The MEC calls on motorists to obey the rules and drive with great caution.

“Motorists must use the road with due diligence to spare lives of innocent.

What is also painful is that the deceased are all learners in whose hands our future lies,” the MEC says.