Several families were traumatised after fifteen people lost their lives in a ghastly accident.

One of the survivors of the accident said she did not know how she had escaped death.
Londiwe Myeni, of Jozini, was among five people who survived when their minibus taxi burnt out after a collision with another vehicle. Those in the other vehicle, a former Stanger family who had moved to Richards Bay, were also killed. Both vehicles burst into flames on impact.

During a hospital visit by KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC Mxolisi Kaunda, Myeni told journalists it was by God’s grace that she had lived to tell the tale.

Myeni, who was being treated at the Ngwelezane Hospital, said: “I really do not know how I survived because our taxi caught fire. We were heading home from a wedding.”

When Kaunda came to greet and pray for the survivors, Myeni complained of “severe pain”.