African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape extends its sincere condolences to the families of people who lost their lives in a horrific taxi crash near the Orange River in the Free State which claimed the lives of nine women, and one man on Sunday, 6 May 2018, an accident which never received any media coverage.
According to reports the taxi was carrying women hawkers who were from Johannesburg, who mainly trade in clothing. All the victims are from Nelson Mandela Bay. The last victim passed on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 due to injuries she sustained.
We are deeply disappointed and saddened that despite various road safety measures and legislative interventions South African road accident statistics remain stubbornly high.
The ANC is very concerned about the high rate of accidents involving public transport. We urge owners of public transport to comply with safety regulatory standards to prevent accidents on our roads.
The African National Congress in the Eastern Cape extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved families and calls on ANC structures, ANC Ward Councillors in Nelson Mandela Bay and government to provide all the necessary assistance to them at this difficult time.
People to be contacted for more information are the following: Andiswa Phumla Gxilo 083 558 9183 and Phumla Kula (Nolusapho) 073 361 6448
ANC EC Communications
ANC EC Media & Liaison Officer
Mobile No: 0636878267/0731176194
ANC EC Communications Manager
0848439706 / 0849519924