Mpuma bakkie crash toll rises to 7

2013-01-02 18:38

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Two teenagers died in hospital after their bakkie overturned in Bushbuckridge, bringing the death toll from Monday's accident to seven, the Mpumalanga community safety department said.

"Two more people died in hospital on Tuesday, bringing the total number of fatalities in Monday's accident to seven," spokesperson Joseph Mabuza said on Wednesday.

"The 16-year-old driver is amongst those who died."

A Nissan Navara, being driven by a boy initially thought to be 14-years-old, overturned at New Forest, between Thulamahashe and Dwarsloop, at 23:40 on Monday.

Six people were seriously injured.

Community Safety and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe on Tuesday called for the bakkie's owner to be arrested "as accidents such as these could be avoided by not allowing youngsters to access vehicles".

However, Mabuza confirmed on Wednesday that the teenager's parents reported the vehicle stolen on Tuesday.

"As a department we will not be opening a case, but the police would continue with their investigations."

The victims were still being identified.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    vusi shongwe  |  mbombela  |  accidents
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

No England contact for White
LIVE: Springboks 0-0 USA
Boks: Coenie ‘worst dresser’
Think Tank: Why are the minnows so much better?
Traffic Alerts

Relationships and significant connections may play an important role in your day today. Let the warmth of the Leo moon inspire more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.