Mahikeng – Five lives have been lost in a fatal accident in the early hours of Monday morning on the 07th of August 2023.

The accident between a sedan and a utility vehicle happened at 00H:30 on the Riviera Park bridge next to the Rugby stadium. Preliminary investigation indicates that both vehicles were going towards Mahikeng CBD from North East to South West direction on the R49 road. It appears one vehicle was overtaking the other when bumping on its driver’s side. Three people were declared deceased at the scene of the accident whilst the other two passed on at the hospital.

The deceased include one of drivers and the other two are hospitalised with serious injuries. The MEC for the North West Department of Community Safety and Transport Management, Sello Lehari, sends condolences to the bereaved families and wishes speedy recovery to the injured.

The case of culpable homicide is being investigated.