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TRAGEDY AS 4 FAMILY MEMBERS DIE IN CAR CRASH

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GOOD SHEPHERD – Tragedy!

That is what befell a Dlamini family of Mvutshini under KaLanga Umphakatsi, when four family members died in a car accident. This, after a Toyota double cab they were on board overturned at Malindza Highway on Saturday at around 7:30pm. The accident happened just a few hours after another one that claimed three lives and 12 being injured in Mankayane on Saturday morning. An oncoming bike disturbed the driver of the double cab, who was trying to avoid it, resulting in him losing control of the vehicle.

According to a source who witnessed the horrific accident, three people died on the spot while one died yesterday after he was admitted, together with another, to the Good Shepherd Catholic Hospital (GSCH). The deceased are Mbongwa Dlamini (42), Thulisile Dlamini (70), Sihle Dlamini (34) and Sive Dlamini (27).  The van is currently kept at the Siteki Police Station. Yesterday morning, Ndumiso Dlamini, the driver of the van, was reportedly being transferred from GSCH to Mbabane Government Hospital as he was in a critical condition. “This is shocking, as we learnt that all the occupants of the vehicle were from one family,” said the eyewitness.

A family member, Sakhile Mavimbela, asked not to comment on the matter for now, as she was still traumatised. Samuel Dlamini, the father to the three children who died in the accident together with their aunt, said he was still traumatised. He said all the occupants were coming from Maphalaleni area, from celebrating a reunion of two families. The father further appealed for financial support to bury his children.

Appeal

“I am unemployed and diabetic, we appeal for food and money to bury the children. What has happened is God’s plan as we did not expect such. I am still shocked about losing three of my children and their aunt at the same time. Those who can lend support can contact me on 7962 6603 or 7627 5973,” he said. Meanwhile, eight people died over the weekend. Seven died in road traffic accidents, four were stabbed and one drowned. Also, police reported two cases of arms and ammunition. In the first case, the police arrested and charged a 55-year-old man of Lucolweni for being found in possession of a 12-bore kaikai shotgun loaded with one live round of ammunition without a licence while at Lucolweni. In the second incident, Manzini police arrested and charged a 24-year-old man of Fairview for being found in possession of a Luger 9mm pistol loaded with three live rounds of ammunition without a licence while at Fairview.

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