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Bodies of the 11 SA accident victims received in Zambia


Bodies of the 11 South African Accident that occurred in Mokopane on Monday September 17th, have arrived safely in Zambia.

A solemn atmosphere characterized the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) City airport as three of the 11 accident victims were received by family members this afternoon.

The ZAF plane carrying three of the 11 bodies from Ndola on the Copperbelt province arrived at city airport in Lusaka at 16:40 hours.

ZANIS reports that eight of the bodies that hail from the Copperbelt province have also been received by their respective family members in that province.

Acting Secretary to Cabinet Christopher Mvunga, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba, Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa, senior government officials and bereaved family members received the three remains at City Airport in Lusaka.

The accident happened in Mokopane near Limpopo Province in South Africa on Monday September 17th, 2018, when the bus they were travelling in lost control, leading to the loss of 11 lives, and leaving others in critical condition.

Meanwhile, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has

commended the South African government for working with the Zambian government in transporting the remains of the 11 victims safely back home.


  1. This is sad and MTSRIP. However, it is saddening to note that those zambians and many zambians continue to travel to south africa for “business” due to poor economic conditions in zambia. People are desperate to earn an income even if it means getting on questionable coaches just to save a few kwacha. The pf have blood on their hands. We are a rich nation and it is disappointing that people even have to travel all the way to south africa just seek simple medical treatments. Meanwhile a few greedy people decide to steal millions of pounds of your social cash funds.

  2. ZAF should expand it’s fleet of transportation planes. So many times such a service is required for the people of Zambia. Those Buffaloes should be retired coz their numerous crushes entail that their time is up.

    Nice thing that the so-called Confidential has reported two large multi-purpose military transporters have been bought.

  3. Well done to the govt for rendering help to families of the victims. That’s the way it should be.
    Sincere condolences to the bereaved families, May the Lord our God comfort you all!

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