Black weekend: KZN road crashes claim 25 lives

2013-01-22 00:00

THIRTEEN accidents claimed 25 lives on roads in KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend, the Transport Department reports.

In the worst accident, seven people — Malulu Mpulo (45), Themba Mkhize (47), Daluxolo Shange, Skhumbuzo Zondi, Sboniso Ndlovu (24), Sphamandla Sokhela and Mthobisi Sibisi — were killed in a head-on collision between a VW Golf and a VW Fox in kwaMpumuza on Saturday.

Three people, who were saved by two passing women, Ntombi Mnyaka and Deli Dlamini, remained in hospital yesterday.

The department has appointed an independent investigator to probe the accident.

MEC Willies Mchunu cited drunk driving as the main cause of road accidents.

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