- Mpumalanga's Department of Community Safety spokesperson, Joseph Mabuza, was involved in a fatal motorbike accident on 23 December
- Mabuza did not survive the accident and the driver of the other vehicle fled the scene
- It is reported that Mabuza was on his way home when he was involved in the tragic accident
A motorbike accident tragically claimed the life of Joseph Mabuza, the Mpumalanga Department of Community Safety spokesperson.
Mabuza was on his way home on Sunday, 23 December, when he was involved in the accident.
SowetanLIVE reports that Mabuza was travelling on the N4 near the Lebombo border post when a car made a sudden u-turn in front of him. This led to the collision.
Shockingly, the driver of the other vehicle fled the scene.
Mabuza's brother, Kingdom, confirmed the tragic news but could not give more information.
Yes, it’s true. We are very sad and more communication will come through as the whole family gets this.
The communications team of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation issued a statement extending condolences to the Mabuza family.
Mabuza was a colleague, an excellent communicator and a friend to many of us. His death is painful and should remind us of our responsibility on the road, and the growing number of South Africans who lost their lives during this holiday season.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!