Six of the seven family members in the taxi were killed after their car crashed
into the back of a truck last Saturday in South Africa. But that was not the end of the family’s tragedy -an electric cable also took the life of a 10- year old relative. Only one passenger, survived the taxi crash. He is in currently in the hospital recovering from his injuries.
On Wednesday, Jimmy Tshabalala (10) touched an electricity cable at his home in Damonsville, outside Brits and was shocked to death.
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The boy was buried on Friday. The other six were buried yesterday.
A cousin, Eliot Tshabalala, told Daily Sun he was supposed to be in the taxi but he didn’t go.
“I couldn’t believe it when I received the news that my sisters and brothers died,” he said. “We are still in shock. This is so painful.”
For years the family have been going to a family gathering once a month. As always, they travelled to Bela Bela, Limpopo from Jakkalasdans, Winterveld in Tshwane. But on the way back tragedy struck.