Six people lost their lives in a horrific N1 accident south of Makhado near Lalapanzi Hotel in Vhembe District, Limpopo on Sunday evening. 

A light motor vehicle is reported to have collided  head-on with a light delivery vehicle. This is after overtaking on a barrier line at around 21:00. 

Four women and two men were declared dead at the scene at the horrific N1 accident. 

Four other people who sustained injuries were transported to nearby health facilities for medical attention.

Law enforcement officers at the scene cited reckless driving as a possible cause of the crash.

Horrific N1 accident Makhado
Horrific N1 accident Makhado


Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Florence Radzilani also sent condolences to the bereaved families.

“This has also been a bloody weekend on our roads. Our hearts are heavy. People have lost lives in different kinds of vehicles and others while walking. 

This a painful but also opportune time to implore all road users to never get tired of heeding the call to always obey the rules of the road, for everyone to arrive alive. Let us be mindful of the decisions we take on the road and their impact on others before we act,” said MEC Radzilani.