Family members of the 17 people who died in Tuesday’s horror crash on the N1 near Mookgophong in Limpopo say they are traumatised. They submitted DNA samples at the Mokopane hospital to help identify their loved ones.
The deceased were burned beyond recognition after the minibus they were travelling in burst into flames following a head-on collision with an SUV.
The driver of the SUV also died in the crash. Two families each lost three members.
Paulinah Mamabolo says they were waiting for her cousin, together with her two children, however, the three did not make it back home.
“As a family we are sad and up to now we have not had a report, we lost three members, I can’t talk, I am speechless now, we are traumatised, I don’t know what to say.”
Mamabolo expresses her emotions as families gather for processes to identify the bodies: