This photo taken on Mar 29, 2024 shows pedestrians looking at a section of a damaged bridge where a bus in which 46 pilgrims on their way to the annual Zion Christian Church (ZCC) Easter pilgrimage in Moria plunged about 100m down the bridge at Mmamatlakala Pass, in Limpopo, on Mar 28, 2024 killing 45 of them including the driver. – On Mar 29, 2024 pieces from the bus wreckage, including clothing and blood were still visible at the site of Mar 28, 2024 bus crash in which 45 pilgrims on their way to Moria were killed. The driver of a bus travelling from Botswana to Moria lost control of the vehicle which plunged down a bridge on the R518 killing 45 passengers. Only one passenger aged eight years old survived the accident and is now recovering at Mokopane Hospital in Mahwelereng (Photo by Lucas Ledwaba / AFP)


Apr 3 2024

AN eight-year-old girl was the only survivor of the Mar 28 crash. 

Authorities said the Christians from Botswana were headed to an Easter conference, hosted by the Zion Christian Church, in Moria.

According to police, 34 bodies have been found but only nine were identifiable with many burnt beyond recognition. The authorities continue to search for the remaining 11.

South African police confirmed that 15 males and 31 females on board were Botswana citizens traveling from Molepolole village, 60 kilometers northwest of the capital Gaborone.

While South Africa has one of the African continent’s most developed road networks, it also suffers from one of the worst safety records.

Major road accidents are common during Easter weekend and the festive season in December. – with reports from Agence France-Presse (