KZN ANC sends condolences after reed dance crash

2013-09-02 08:41

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal sent its condolences this morning to the families of 10 people killed in a bus crash after the annual reed dance festival at the weekend.

“According to media reports, the bus was carrying mainly young Zulu maidens returning from the annual Reed Dance Festival which took place at Nyokeni Royal Palace on Saturday,” the provincial African National Congress said in a statement.

Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo said nine girls and one adult died in the bus accident which happened on the R66 in the Indundulu area, near Eshowe, yesterday afternoon.

“We are in utter shock at this loss of human life and we also wish a quick recovery to all those injured. We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims,” said the ANC.

“The traffic authorities and police should thoroughly investigate the actual cause of the accident to determine whether the bus was overloaded or unroadworthy.”

The ANC Women’s League was saddened by reports.

Deputy president of the ANCWL, Nosipho Dorothy Ntwanambi, said it was unfortunate the incident occurred shortly after the end of Women’s Month.

“Without a doubt, young women represent a shining star upon whom the generations before them pin our hopes for the continued realisation of a South Africa that is better today than it ever was,” said Ntwanambi.

“It is for these young women who shall never see our tomorrow and many more in the country that the ANCWL steadfastly continues to organise women, young and old, and across all racial and cultural divides for total women’s emancipation.”

The Women’s League extended its condolences to the families of the women.

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