South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, sent expressed his condolences to his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu, following the death of 11 Zambian nationals in a bus accident that took place on Monday, outside Mookgopong, in Limpopo province, South Africa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said, the thoughts of the South African people are with the people of Zambia as well as the families that have lost their loved ones. He also wished all the injured victims well as they recover.
Investigations are currently going on to determine the exact cause of the accident. The South African government in partnership with the Zambian authorities through their High Commission in Pretoria, will provide assistance to the injured and the families of all the deceased a statement from the Presidency said.
Relations between South Africa and Zambia were first made at the time that the African National Congress (ANC) established its headquarters in Lusaka during the struggle for liberation. This led to the existing deep and solid bonds of friendship between the peoples of South Africa and Zambia the statement added.