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Tragic Bus Crash Claims Lives Of ANC Supporters Who Attended Manifesto Launch

The ANC had just launched its manifesto at the event. As of the latest update, nine people have been confirmed dead, and numerous others have been injured and taken to various hospitals in the area for medical care.

At least nine ANC supporters tragically lost their lives in a bus crash just outside Paulpietersburg in KwaZulu-Natal. The incident occurred shortly after the governing party’s election manifesto launch at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Emergency services and the South African Police Services are still at the crash scene on the R33 near Paulpietersburg, where the number of fatalities continues to rise.

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This is not the first time such a tragedy has struck ANC supporters. In January, six supporters travelling to the ANC’s January 8 Statement in Mbombela from Limpopo lost their lives in a bus crash near Tzaneen.

According to a report by national police spokesperson Brigadier Athlenda Mathe, the bus was returning from the Moses Mabhida Stadium when it overturned.

The ANC had just launched its manifesto at the event. As of the latest update, nine people have been confirmed dead, and numerous others have been injured and taken to various hospitals in the area for medical care.

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Transport MEC Sipho Hlomuka expressed his sadness at the loss of life following a successful ANC manifesto launch. He assured that an investigation is already underway, looking into factors such as the condition of the road, the bus, the weather during the time of the accident, and the condition of the driver.

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The KwaZulu Private Ambulance Service reported that paramedics faced an overwhelming number of patients who were hysterical and frightened. Critical, serious, and minor injuries were sustained by the victims.

The ANC is expected to release a statement addressing the incident. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the affected families, and we wish a speedy recovery to all those who have been injured. This is a developing story, and updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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