Two Zambian Truck drivers have died in a road traffic accident involving gas tankers in Witbank, Mpumalanga province South Africa.

This is according to a statement issued by Zambia’s First Secretary to South Africa Naomi Nyawali.

“One of the deceased identified as Roy Chipolo, an employee of GASS company in Ndola died on the spot together with another Zambian whose full identity is yet to be established. The third person has been identified as Linban Yasin Muhammad a resident of Itawa in Ndola is admitted to the Middelburg Hospital in Witbank. The fatal accident involved two gas tanker trucks registration numbers; ACZ 9338 and ACV 4052 belonging to SOMZAM and GASS companies both of Ndola Zambia,” Nyawali stated.

“The Zambian Mission in Pretoria is closely working with the South African police to establish the full identify of the other deceased person whose travel documents Were burnt on the accident scene. The bodies of the deceased have since been deposited at Middelburg Hospital Mortuary.”

She stated that Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba had expressed sadness over the death of the two Zambian nationals.

“Mr Mwamba said He received the message with a deep sense of shock and sorrow adding that the Mission was concerned with the increasing number of road traffic accident involving Zambian nationals in South Africa. He has since prayed for God’s comfort and guidance to the bereaved families,” stated Nyawali.