Zambian family perishes in road traffic accident in Cape Town

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Pretoria – Friday, 6th October 2017

A family of four Zambian nationals has perished in a fatal road traffic accident in Cape town, South Africa.

The deceased have been identified as Dr. Carol Nalavwe Nyimbili 31  died together with her two children identified as Racheal Musendeka,6 and Miguel Angelo Munsendeka,1 year seven months.

A fourth, adult male person identified as Louise Musendeka, 37 partner  to Dr. Nyimbili also perished in the accident.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa confirmed that the accident happened in the Central Business District of Cape town near the FW de Klerk Boulevard on the outbound elevated freeway.

He said the gruesome accident happened following a head-on-collision of  two racing  vehicles one lost control and hit the family car which was sent to ramp and caught fire around 02 hours leaving one vehicle burnt to ashes.

Bodies of the deceased family have since been deposited in the Salt river mortuary in Cape Town awaiting further communication with the surviving family members in Zambia.

And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba has expressed shock and grief at the loss of the entire family in the accident.

He said the Mission together with the Zambian community in South Africa have received the news with deep sorrow and sadness, adding that Zambians should come together to offer spiritual and moral support to the deceased family.

Mr Mwamba  said he was personally moved and greatly touched with the sad occurrence and that he would facilitate for the repatriation of the bodies to Zambia once all modalities were put in place.

He has since wished the bereaved family God’s guidance and strength during this difficult period.

Mrs. Naomi Nyawali

First Secretary Press and Public Relations.

Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa.

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Sources: Featured image | Zambian High Commission to South Africa

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