Four people, one first year, one former student and two prospective students were killed in a car accident near Tzaneen early morning Wednesday, 13 January 2016. The Combi was heading to Mpumalanga Province from the University of Venda, Thohoyandou. The cause of the accident is not known yet and police investigations are underway. Three people were pronounced dead on the scene and one later died in Letaba hospital, Tzaneen. The driver was transported to Letaba hospital with non –life threatening injuries.
The University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Operations, Dr Jannie Zaaiman says that the University is saddened by the loss and have tremendous empathy for the bereaved families. “Our prayers for strength are with them”.
The University Counselling Centre will provide counselling service to the survivors and next of kin of the deceased.