Kombi crash victim was going to consult inyanga
TSHANENI - One of the victims of the horrific kombi crash that took place on Friday was a farmer who was on his way to consult a traditional healer.
Dumisani Chaka Chaka Gina, of Vuvulane, was on his way to Sihhoye where he was going to seek treatment from a traditional healer for an illness that had been troubling him for some time. This was disclosed by his stepfather, Jemeni Maseko in an interview yesterday.
Maseko said Gina left Vuvulane, where the family lives on Wednesday and visited a relative at Tshaneni.
He said on Thursday Gina did not return home, but informed them that he was heading for Sihhoye the following day (Friday).
Maseko said he did not suspect that his stepson could have been involved in the accident when news of the accident spread around Tshaneni and surrounding areas on Friday.
"I did not suspect anything up until Friday evening when I tried reaching him on his cellphone, only to find that the phone was off.
"On Saturday morning, I went to the police carrying his picture and I found other neighbours there who confirmed that he was indeed a passenger in the kombi that was involved in the accident," said Maseko.
Maseko added that it was a double tragedy for them as Gina died together with Nondumiso Khumalo, a neighbour who was accompanying him to Sihhoye.
Dumisani Khumalo, Nondumiso’s brother, said he was still shocked by what had befallen the family.
Dumisani said that his sister was married adding that she is survived by three children.
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