Limpopo Government To Start Conducting Postmortems on 45 Killed in Horror Crash, SA Hurt

Limpopo Government To Start Conducting Postmortems on 45 Killed in Horror Crash, SA Hurt

  • The Limpopo government is expected to start conducting postmortem on the bodies of those who died in the recent horrific accident
  • 45 people died last week on 28 March as they were travelling from Botswana to Moria for Easter
  • South Africans were left shaken by the sheer number of people that died as a result of the terrible accident

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za with CA in the subject line.

The Limpopo government is expected to start postmortems on the 45 bodies of those killed in the crash
Botswana residents were devastated by the deaths of 45 of their citizens in Limpopo. Images: Lucas Ledwaba / AFP via Getty Image and Klaus Vedfelt
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LIMPOPO – The Limpopo MEC of Health, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, revealed that the government would start conducting postmortems on Tuesday, 2 April, following the accident that claimed almost 50 lives.

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Accident kills 45 in Limpopo

According to SABC News, Ramathuba confirmed that the province's pathologists will commence the postmortems this week, five days after the bus crash. Ramathuba said that the government was waiting for the family members of the deceased members of the Zion Christian Church to help them with the process. The Botswana government is engaging with the South African government on repatriating the bodies of those who died.

The accident occurred when the bus travelled from Gaborone in Botswana to Moria, where the St Engenas's ZCC is based. The bus was travelling to celebrate the annual Easter pilgrimage made by members of the ZCC.

South Africans weigh in on postmortem

Here are some of the reactions by South Africans on Facebook.

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Uplifted Amukelani Isaac said:

"When someone gets sick, and the family is dying to find out what killed their loved ones, these postmortems never provide an accurate answer except "natural cause"."

Onty Bronia Kealotswe said:

"We are bleeding in pain. Our hearts are as heavy as Batswana."

Mzimasi Mahlungulu said:

"One of the toughest jobs to do."

Kabelo Moroke said:

"Eish, we are heartbroken here in Botswana."

Real talk said:

"Heartbreaking."

Mahlako Baloyi said:

"We are with you in our prayers."

4 die in KwaZulu-Natal crash between 2 cars and 1 truck

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a truck collided with two cars in KwaZulu-Natsl.

The incident left four people dead after the truck collided with the two vehicles. Two people sustained severe injuries.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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