A motor vehicle accident on the R81, near BP Garage and the Solomondale turn-off in Capricorn District, Limpopo has claimed five lives on Christmas eve. 

The accident was caused by a head-on collision between a Toyota Avanza and a Volkswagen Polo at 20h00 on Saturday, 24 December 2022.

Five people, including the drivers of the two vehicles, were declared dead at the scene. Three other people who sustained serious injuries were transported to Mankweng hospital for medical attention.

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


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

“We are saddened by the news and send heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families. May they be granted strength to get through this difficult time.

“I take this sad opportunity to remind all road users to prioritize safety during this period. Let us obey the rules of the road at all times, to arrive alive,” said MEC Radzilani. 

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