Limpopo MEC for the Department of Social Development Ms Nandi Ndalane on Thursday, 17 November 2022 paid a visit to the Sethe family following the horrific accident last weekend. 

The accident took place on the N1 next to Mookgophong on Saturday, 11 November 2022. 

It claimed nine family members, four children, four female adults and a male driver. 


A 10 seater Toyota Venture was travelling towards Polokwane when it lost control as a result of a tyre burst. It collided head-on with a truck which was travelling towards Gauteng.

The family was en route to a wedding in Nobody near Polokwane at the weekend.


After the unfortunate accident, MEC Ndalane dispatched the Departmental Social workers to visit Sethe family. This was in order to provide containment and trauma management to the family.

The Departmental social workers following their visit, identified that the family will require therapeutic counselling, family preservation as well as grieving counselling.

MEC Nandi Ndalane visit the Sethe family after horrific accident 
MEC Nandi Ndalane visit the Sethe family after horrific accident 

Since the incident, social workers have been visiting the family to provide counselling in line with the assessment.

“It is in times like this where grieving families need our support and all material resources they require, in order to be able to deal with the tragedy.

“We will continue to provide counselling to the family and support in line with our Departmental mandate,” said Ndalane.

Ndalane appreciated the support from Sister Departments as well as the Polokwane Local Municipality.

Meanwhile, the Department of Transport and Community Safety have confirmed that the government will assist the Sethe family with funeral arrangements.