A collission that occurred on N4 toll road between a motorbike and a bakkie earlier today has claimed one of top government spokesperson, Mr. Joseph Mabuza’s life.
Mr. Mabuza was travelling from work assignment at the time of the crash and he was on his way to Mbombela.
A case of culpuble homicide is being investigated.
Mr. Mabuza has been with government for over a decade and he has previously worked as a journalist and a newspaper editor.
The distraught Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Pat Ngomane has sent condolences to Mabuza’s family, his colleagues and all his associates.
He was with Mabuza at the Lebombo Port of entry hours before the accident where they were checking the developments on traffic flow as Christmas is a few days away.
The MEC says what makes the pain of losing Mabuza even more profound is that he was a true champion of road safety.
He added that his passing is a profound loss not only to the family and the department but to the provincial government. He has been with department since 2008.
MEC Ngomane wished the family strength during this difficult time.
Details regarding his memorial and funeral services will be communicated in due course.