Sunday, the 18th of August 2019 was a special day for Zwelibanzi Ndlovu as he was planning to send clothes to his mother back home.
Little did he know that he was going to wake up in Hospital.
The 21 year old had planned to catch a taxi at Ivory Park, Ematsheni to Johannesburg and get to Park Station.
However, the taxi he was boarding DG28TJ GP did not make it to the taxi rank. It was around 2pm when the taxi was involved in a tragic accident.
The driver and 8 passengers lost their lives instantly with another passenger losing their life en route to the Hospital. On a video that was insensitively circulated on social media body parts of the deceased can be seen scattered on the highway.
A total of 10 people that had boarded the taxi with Ndlovu on that fateful Sunday lost there lives at the N1 South when the Toyota Quantum crashed.
The only thing Ndlovu remembers is paying the usual R17 taxi fare. He was discharged at Tembisa Hospital on Monday the 19th of August 2019. He was injured on his face and rib cages and is suffering from sporadic bouts of amnesia. Besides that he is recovering well.
KAE News has organized Post-Traumatic counseling at his request.
The Ivory Park Taxi Association has organized a memorial service of the deceased community members today at 13:30. The Memorial Service will be held at Rabie Ridge Community Hall.