Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
SURVIVORS of the horrific road accident that left 12 people dead in Polokwane yesterday say it was by the mercy of God that they are still alive.
Lifeless bodies, luggage and blank CDs were scattered about at the accident scene. Victims' cellphones rang unanswered while others were being transported to various provincial hospitals.
One of the survivors, Rosetta Moyo, who was in the bus heading for Gauteng from Zimbabwe, said it was through the mercy of the Almighty that she survived unhurt. She thanked God for protecting her and the others.
"This is the second time I'm involved in an accident," Moyo said. "God has given me a second chance. I really believe that."
Another survivor, Matthias Maswere, believes the pile-up could have been avoided had motorists who were approaching the crash scene reduced speed.
He said passengers standing next to the road tried to warn oncoming motorists about the danger and indicated they should reduce speed, but they did not heed the warning.