Nine women died on the scene when the bus rolled down an embankment on the R712 in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Another two women died in hospital. A number of other SANDF members sustained various injuries in the crash.
Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) spokesman Simon Zwane said the cause of the crash had not been established.
In a statement on Saturday, ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said: “While we await the investigation on the cause of the accident we urge all motorists and pedestrians to exercise caution and adhere to road signs in order to avoid loss of lives. Indeed, a death on our roads is a death too many.
“The ANC sends its deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of those who lost their lives following the accident. May their souls rest in eternal peace. We, equally, wish those injured a speedy recovery,” Kodwa said.
– African News Agency (ANA)