2 killed, 9 injured in Eastern Cape head-on collision

2015-12-09 19:48
(Picture: Supplied)

(Picture: Supplied)

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

Mthatha - Two people were killed and nine injured in a head-on collision between a police van and a bakkie on Wednesday, the Eastern Cape government said.

The bakkie was operating as a taxi on the R61 near Mthatha Airport, said spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo.

Kupelo said the two deceased had been travelling in the bakkie. The jaws-of-life had to be used to free people who were trapped in the wreckage. Of the nine injured, two were in a critical condition.

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle sent his condolences to the families of those who had died.

Kupelo said the accident happened a few hours after Masualle, Transport MEC Weziwe Tikana, Rural Development MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane and Hawks boss Major General Mthandazo Ntlemeza had participated in a roadblock on the N6 outside Queenstown.

This was part of a road safety awareness and anti-corruption campaign.

Read more on:    east london  |  accidents

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
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 24.com 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.