Another horror pilgrimage accident as seven South Africans die in Botswana


A full month after several Botswana pilgrims perished in South Africa, a similar horror story has emerged in Botswana where seven South African nationals died in a terrible road accident this past Sunday.

The accident involving a Botswana Range Rover and a South African Toyota Hiace kombi happened by the Ranaka village junction when the worshippers were coming from a church function and returning to their country on the afternoon of April 28.

The accident happens on the backdrop of a similar incident where on March 29 a bus carrying 46 Botswana ZCC pilgrims crashed off a bridge killing 45 with only one survivor.

According to Botswana Police Service spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Dipheko Motube, the Range Rover that had four passengers collided with the Toyota Hiace minibus carrying 14 South African citizens.  

“The seven South African citizens – five females and two males aged between 37 and 72 – were certified dead, while the rest of the passengers – four females and three males – were admitted to the hospital with different injuries,” Motube stated in a press release.

All four Batswana nationals from the Range Rover, aged between nine and 39, were admitted to the hospital with serious injuries.

The statement stated that both drivers survived with minor injuries, that the South African nationals had been to Botswana for worship, and that the accident occurred on their way back to South Africa. Investigations into the matter are ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.

Seven South Africans die in Botswana
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