Last night between 22:00 and 23:00 hours, a bus transporting the ANC supporters who attended the ANC 108 celebrations in Kimberley was involved in a head-on collision with a Toyota Corolla.
The accident occurred 12 km from Upington in the direction of Keimoes near Kalksloot. The Corolla was travelling from Keimoes to Upington when it collided with the bus. The driver of the Corolla was a police Captain stationed at Upington SAPS.
He was off duty and travelling in his private vehicle. He was trapped in the vehicle and suffered burn injuries when the vehicle caught fire. His remains were removed with Jaws of Life from the wreckage.
The passengers in the bus managed to exit the bus before it caught fire. Seven passengers were treated for minor injuries and were transported to Harry Surtie hospital for medical treatment.
Both vehicles were damaged in the fire. The cause of accident has not yet been established and a case of culpable homicide is being investigated by police.
Source: South African Police Service