On Saturday night nearby N2 road Empangeni fifteen people were killed in the severe crash. The survived of the accident said she did not know how she had escaped death.
“It was by God’s grace that she had lived to tell the tale,” said Londiwe Myeni, one of the survived in the crash. Their minibus taxi burnt out after impingement with another car and both vehicles burst into flames on impact.
After that Myeni, who was being treated at the Ngwelezane Hospital, told journalists: “I really do not know how I survived because our taxi caught fire. We were heading home from a wedding. ”Those in the other car, a former Stanger family who had moved to Richards Bay, were also killed. Those survivors, who could speak described that blaze after crash was colossal.
Victor Chetty the spokesperson of The Department of Transport said that the weekend was horrible because of a start to the festive season as 22 people had lost their lives in accidents.
Kaunda said they would not let the tragedies derail road safety plans for the month that were launched in Port Shepstone on Saturday, and more officers would be on the roads executing a strategy of visible policing.
After all, Robert Mckenzie statesman of Provincial Emergency Medical Services declared there were at least 25 people killed on KZN roads at the weekend.