An EFF member was killed when the bakkie she was travelling in rolled on a dirt road on the way to the party's North West rally at the Lethabong Stadium on Sunday. Elizabeth Masemola was one of nine passengers travelling in a convoy with another bakkie when the driver lost control.
Masemola died on impact, while another passenger sustained serious injuries. The remaining seven passengers escaped injury, EFF North West secretary Papiki Babuile told News24 on Wednesday. "On their way to the rally, they took a gravel road," Babuile said.
"The bakkie travelling at the back was carrying nine people and lost control on the gravel road and it overturned."The bakkie that was travelling in the front immediately made a U-turn to assist the passengers. They helped them out of the car," Babuile said.
"They were joined by one white farmer, whom we want to thank for helping our members. He assisted them in getting people out of the car."Trapped in vehicleAccording to Babuile, Masemola was trapped inside the vehicle and could not be moved.
"I joined them shortly after the accident and waited for the ambulance and police to arrive.