Children who died in horrific crash laid to rest

The Ntshangase family has laid to rest three children who died in the horrific Pongola accident The children, aged between seven and ten, were among the 20 that lost their lives in the horrific accident a week ago. eNCA's Lethiwe Mdluli is following that story. #DStv403

UPHONGOLO - The Ntshangase family has just buried three of their children.

All were killed in last week’s horrendous crash in Ophongolo in KwaZulu-Natal.

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They were being transported from school with fellow pupils when a truck collided head-on with the bakkie they were in.

The siblings’ family say they’re battling to come to terms with what happened.

The Ntshangase family face unimaginable tragedy, having lost three children in the horrific crash.

Seven-year-old twins Nothando and Minenhle and their older brother Thembelihle were among the pupils travelling in the bakkie when it was struck.

On Friday they were laid to rest.

The family says the pain is unbearable.

The family is critical of the interventions outlined by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula during his visit to the area this week.

They believe the interventions won’t help.

At the funeral service, learners from some of the affected schools turned out to say their final goodbyes - honouring them with a song.

One school lost 10 students in the deadly wreck. Teachers say dealing with the loss has been terrible experience.

The teachers are calling for safer scholar transport.

A mass funeral is set to take place on Saturday.


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