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6 family members of the Deputy Minister of Transport killed in N11 head-on crash

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Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms. Sindisiwe Chikunga has lost 6 family members after their vehicle collided head-on with a bakkie on the N11 between Ladysmith and Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday night.

Her son, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren all perished in the horrific car accident.

The Ministry of Transport confirmed in a statement on Monday afternoon,

Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms. Sindisiwe Chikunga, MP has learnt with shock and devastation of the passing of her son, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren in a car accident last night on Sunday, 17th July 2022.

The Deputy Minister’s family was traveling on the N11 between Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal where it is believed they were involved in a car accident between a sedan and a bakkie.

The Deputy Minister is traveling to KwaZulu Natal to identify the remains and establish the full facts. Further details about the accident will be released once full information is established from local authorities.

The family is pleading for space and privacy until full facts are established before further communication with the public.
Ministry of Transport

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