Family visits scene where Deputy Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga’s son, his wife and four children died

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The family of the Deputy Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga accompanied by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula visited the scene where Chikunga’s eldest son, his wife, and their four children died.

The six died in a crash on the N11 at Ladysmith in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands on Sunday evening.

Mbalula says human error is suspected since it was a head-on collision.

“We have to investigate the cause of the accident.  We have to find out whether the vehicles were faulty or the drivers caused the accident by not following the rules of the road. The road does not even have potholes. If you look at this road, there is no way that there could be an accident if the drivers were following road rules. “

Mbalula says this tragic loss of life has strengthened their resolve to redouble their efforts to arrest the scourge of fatalities on our roads.

Earlier, the Deputy Minister identified the bodies of her loved ones at a mortuary in Ladysmith.