DA deeply saddened by Zulu maiden bus tragedy

Sizwe Mchunu, MPP

Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature / DA KZN Provincial Leader

The Democratic Alliance is deeply saddened by the deaths of nine young Zulu maidens, killed Sunday night in a bus accident near Eshowe while travelling home from the annual Reed Dance Festival.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of these young women and wish to express our sorrow at their untimely deaths.  According to reports, a further 62 women were also injured in the accident.  We wish them a speedy recovery.

The DA welcomes the announcement that the KwaZulu-Natal transport department is committed to a full investigation.  This tragedy must be fully probed and the outcome made available to the family members of the deceased in a bid to help them find closure in the difficult weeks that lie ahead.