Fatal Riverside Minibus Taxi Collision Claims Lives – Obituary
The tragic incident that unfolded on Thursday morning, August 31, which involved a horrifying collision between two minibus taxis on the R40 near the Mafunyane Water Park intersection, has left a mournful imprint on Nelspruit. The victims of this harrowing event have now been identified, according to Captain Zandile Gqawa, the spokesperson for Nelspruit Police Station.
The individuals who met their untimely demise in the aftermath of this devastating crash are Elliot Sivalo (43), Ephraim Kgamane (35), Nontobeko Mashaba (29), Sibusiso Nobela (38), and Lucky Mabuza (52). These five souls were tragically lost as a result of the collision, which shook the Riverside community and sent shockwaves throughout the region.
The Lowveld region woke up to heart-wrenching news as the R40 route from Mbombela to White River became the somber backdrop for a tragic accident that led to the closure of a vital section of the road for several hours. In the wake of this catastrophic event, emergency services and law enforcement personnel tirelessly worked to secure the accident site and expedite the transportation of numerous injured individuals to nearby hospitals.