Pradhil Thakur Kooblall and his fiancée, Priyanka Nundkumar

Pradhil Thakur Kooblall, the son of Minority Front leader Shameen Thakur Rajbansi, was killed in the horrific N3 multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday morning.

The KZN legislature said that Thakur Kooblall and his fiancée, Priyanka Nundkumar died in the crash that also saw 10 other people injured.

Thakur Kooblall, his fiancee together with two other unnamed people died when their car was crashed beneath a truck that apparently lost control while coming down Mariannhill just before the toll gate.

The KZN Legislature shared a message of condolences to the Thakur family.

“We request that we keep Honourable Thakur Rajbansi and her family in our thoughts and prayers during this time of grief. Details of the funeral will be shared as soon as it becomes available,” said Speaker, Nontembeko Boyce.

According to the MF’s Viresh Bhana, Thakur Kooblall and Priyanka Nundkumar were engaged to be married. They were on their way to Durban to attend a party workshop.

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. This is a massive blow to the party as both were involved in politics,” Bhana said.

According to Medi Response KZN spokesperson, Paul Herbst, at least six vehicles were involved in the crash.

“A light motor vehicle was swept beneath a truck and was severely damaged, killing four occupants,” Herbst said.

He added that multiple patients were treated at the scene.

Videos of the horrific crash were shared online showing the fire brigade cutting the mangled wreck of the couple’s car.

Meanwhile, KZN MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Sipho Hlomuka, said it is saddening to hear of this accident.

“Yet again, heavy vehicles are found in the middle of a major accident weeks after the tragic accident that claimed the lives of 18 schoolchildren in Pongola. We had also just concluded the programmes of October Transport Month where we focused our efforts on road safety awareness, yet our messages seem to have fallen on deaf ears. For now, the investigation surrounding the facts of the accident are still minimal but hope that a full report will indicate what happened,” Hlomuka said.

The roadway was obstructed for most of the day.