Thousands gather to remember ANC crash victims

It's been an emotional time for families of the victims as they listen to tributes for their loved ones.

Friends, family members and ANC members rather at the Ditselana Centre to pay tributes to the bus crash victims. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Thousands of people have gathered in Ekurhuleni to remember the 10 African National Congress (ANC) volunteers who died in a bus crash on their way back from Port Elizabeth.

A memorial service is underway in Vosloorus where friends, families and ANC members have filled up a tent beyond capacity.

Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza and Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane are among the party leadership attending the memorial.

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It's been an emotional time for the families of the victims as they listen to tributes dedicated to their loved ones.

Relatives and friends have described their anguish after finding out that those close to them were involved in the bus crash.

The volunteers have been described as having been loving family members and dedicated comrades of the ANC movement.

The party's Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe, is also expected to give a keynote address at the ceremony.


The ten victims have been described as dedicated members of the ANC who died being strong supporters of the movement.

A moving tribute from fellow classmates of Scelo Kheswa, a grade 11 pupil from the OR Tambo High School, was among those killed in the bus crash.

It's been a moving memorial service, particularly for the families of the victims who at times, had to be attended to by emergency officials.

The political leadership will begin making their tributes shortly.