A 42-year-old man died when a state vehicle transporting a group of immigrants from Limpopo to Gauteng’s Lindela Repatriation Centre overturned along the N1 near Makhado on Wednesday.
Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said a case of culpable homicide was opened.
“The Department of Home Affairs vehicle was transporting seven immigrants from Musina to Lindela in Gauteng when it allegedly got a puncture, lost control and overturned killing one immigrant aged 42 years old instantly. Others sustained serious injuries including two department officials,” Ngoepe said.
Lindela in western Johannesburg is a detention centre for undocumented migrants.
– African News Agency (ANA)