Mothiba family still waiting for DNA results of loved ones who perished in Limpopo crash

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The bereaved Mothiba family at Nobody village outside Polokwane in Limpopo says they are still waiting for DNA results so that they can bury their three family members after the collision which claimed 17 lives on the N1 near Mookgophong.

The family has lost 28-year-old Cynthia Mothiba and her two sons. They were among the 17 minibus passengers who were burnt to death after the vehicle collided with an SUV.

“It’s very painful for all of us if maybe it was only one person but three is very bad. It is hard to accept because people come and go so it is hard to forget that we lost three people, it is bringing a lot of pain because if they were buried as soon as possible, maybe we would have forgotten. We still waiting for the results from the forensic,” says Precious Mothiba, family spokesperson.

Limpopo Health Department spokesperson Neil Shikwambana says the DNA results will be prioritised and are expected to be concluded within two weeks.

“The families are still awaiting the results for the DNA samples which were taken. An undertaken was made that this case is prioritised so that DNA test can be made available if possible within two weeks and currently processes are still ongoing to ensure that the families get results within that specified period,” says Shikwambana.

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