At least 14 people have been killed and 36 others injured following a bus accident on the N1 road near Louis Trichardt.
The driver of the South Africa-registered Marsmerry bus survived the accident.
It is alleged that the driver of the bus was driving fast, lost control and the bus overturned. All the deceased were recovered underneath the bus.
According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), 26 persons sustained serious injuries and were transported to various hospitals in and around Limpopo for emergency medical attention.
“I call upon all road users to be careful when using our roads and for motorists to always be on high alert and abide by all the rules of the road, including adhering to the recommended speed limit”, said Minister Nzimande.
According to Minister Nzimande, the road user group that persistently contribute to the highest fatality percentage are passengers, even though during this past Easter weekend there was a decrease in passenger fatalities as compared to previous years.
Minister Nzimande has directed the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) working together with their provincial counterparts to expedite investigations into the cause of this unnecessary tragedy.
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is also directed to give the family of the deceased and the injured the necessary support and comfort.