Six people died in a crash in Limpopo in the early hours of Sunday near Giyani.

“It is alleged that two motor vehicles, a BMW and a Mercedes Benz which were traveling in opposite directions, collided head-on along the R81 road between Giyani and Polokwane near Dingamazi village,” police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said.

“During this collision, the BMW caught fire and burned with the occupants inside bringing the total number of fatalities to six.”

The accident happened around 1am on Sunday morning and police are investigating a case of culpable homicide.

In a separate incident, a 54-year-old man and his son, aged 18, were denied bail on Friday after being charged with culpable homicide.

This after they were allegedly involved in a car crash which killed one pupil and left eight others injured.

They appeared in the Bolobedu magistrate’s court near Tzaneen, Limpopo, and their case was postponed to June 21.

“His father, the owner of the vehicle, was facing a charge of permitting a person to drive a motor vehicle knowing that he does not have a valid driver’s licence,” police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said.

On June 4 at about 11am, the matric pupil was allegedly driving a Nissan bakkie when he lost control and crashed into nine fellow pupils outside Mothlatlego Machaba Secondary School in Ga-Motupa village outside Tzaneen.

The injured were taken to hospital, but Koketso Raholane, 14, was declared dead on arrival. The rest are recuperating.

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Six people died in a crash in Limpopo in the early hours of Sunday near Giyani. 'It is alleged that two motor vehicles, a BMW and a Mercedes Benz which were traveling in opposite directions, collided head-on along the R81 road between Giyani and Polokwane near Dingamazi village,' police spokesperson...