Police investigating Paarl crash that killed ANC MP

Four Members of Parliament were involved in an accident while travelling for oversight work at various schools in Paarl.

The accident claimed the life of ANC MP Timothy Khoza while the other three MPs sustained injuries after the shuttle they were travelling in collided with a taxi.

Western Cape Provincial traffic chief, Kenny Africa says the shuttle was making a U-turn when the taxi collided with it.

According to Africa, the pictures of the accident shows that the shuttle made a U-turn on a "solid double barrier line" which is deemed illegal.

The police are busy with the investigations. Lets give the police an opportunity to do their work before we go into what went wrong.

Kenny Africa, Western Cape provincial traffic chief

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to Craig who witnessed the accident when it happened

The taxi swayed, couldn't grip and hit them T-Bone square on. It happened so fast and the H1 flipped over....

Craig, witness

Unfortunately, the MP that passed away there wasn't much that anyone can do for him he succumbed to his injuries pretty quickly.

Craig, witness

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


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