Horror end to Durban wedding party

2012-10-15 09:17
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Durban - A group of friends celebrating the wedding of a couple they had all known since primary school ended horribly when two couples were killed as they returned to their guesthouse after the reception.

A truck collided with the car of married couples Alri and Michael-John Bezuidenhout and Lundie and Ian Angles on KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast, reported the Sunday Tribune.

Friends and family were shocked to hear the news of their death.

“The wedding of their friends, Janine and Pieter Turner, was beautiful and Alri and Lundie looked lovely.

They had all been friends since primary school,” said Rina du Plessis, mother of Alri.

The parents of Michael-John, Willa and Michael Bezuidenhout, were heartbroken.

“We adopted him when he was a month old. He was our everything, and now he is just gone. God lent him to us for 30 years; it is unbelievable,” said an emotional Willa.

“My son loved to play golf and I was his favourite partner. Being his father has given me the best years of my life,” said Michael-John’s father, also called Michael.

 “My daughter came down from Secunda for the wedding, and because it is her birthday on Wednesday, we were going to celebrate with lunch at the beach, her favourite place,” said Lundie’s mother, Doreen van Niekerk.

Lundie, Ian and Michael-John died on impact and Alri died later in hospital.

The accident happened at an unlit intersection in Stanger and the truck driver was not injured.

The Angles leave behind a 4-year-old daughter.

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