Govt will help blue light crash families – KZN premier

2016-03-21 17:06
KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairman Senzo Mchunu. Picture: Tebogo Letsie

KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairman Senzo Mchunu. Picture: Tebogo Letsie

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Durban – The families of those who died in a tragic accident involving KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu’s blue light convoy will receive assistance from the government to bury their loved ones, the Office of the Premier said on Sunday.

Two people died in an accident on the N2 Nonoti in KwaDukuza on Friday evening when Mchunu’s lead vehicle in the convoy and another vehicle collided head-on.

Mchunu’s spokesperson, Ndabezinhle Sibiya, said Mchunu had met with the families of the victims in KwaMbonambi and Mhlathuze in Empangeni on Sunday.

“We are saddened by the passing away of Ms Buyi Hadebe and Ms Nonto Ximba," Mchunu said.

“A team of officials from human rights unit and the office of status of women and children unit in the Office of the Premier in my office will assist in the co-ordination of government’s interventions.

“Our priority is to provide counselling to the families, especially children that have been traumatised after losing their mothers.”

Mchunu said the Road Accident Fund would be available to assist families with lodging claims, including those who were injured.

“Our main focus is to ensure that the children of the victims are not left destitute and that they have a brighter future. RAF has undertaken to process the loss of income claim for the children as they depended on their mothers for financial support,” said Mchunu.

He said the details of the funerals would be announced at a later stage.

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