EFF and DA send condolences to ANC following fatal bus crash

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The Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF) and the Democratic Allaince (DA) have offered their condolences to the African National Congress (ANC) following the death of at least nine of their members from Mpumalanga in the early hours of Sunday morning. They died in a bus crash on their way home from the party’s manifesto at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

The bus they were traveling in overturned on the R33 road between Vryheid and Paulpitersburg in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

In a statement, the EFF says in this period of elections it’s important to show humanity and empathy.

In a separate statement, the DA in KwaZulu-Natal says it hopes that comfort and solidarity surrounds everyone who has been impacted by the tragedy.

Emergency services were still at the scene.

KZN Director of Road Safety and Traffic Management, Advocate Shadrack Nxumalo says, “There are five red codes, that means people are seriously injured and have been taken to Vryheid Hospital. There’s quite a number of light injuries and those have been taken to Paulpietersburg. The bus lost control so its outside of the road, the road is affected but not necessarily closed completely because the activities are outside.”

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