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Wits crash survivors in stable condition at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital

They were among nine people who died when their taxi rammed into a trailer on the N1 highway.

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu on 3 May 2016. Picture: Emily Corke/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu says four survivors from the taxi accident in Limpopo have been transferred to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, where they are in a stable condition.

Mahlangu was speaking after visiting the group this evening.

At the same time, dozens of Wits students have gathered at a vigil for the seven students who were killed on Monday.

They were among nine people who died when their taxi rammed into a trailer and burst into flames on the N1 highway.

They were returning from a Zion Christian Church prayer meeting in Moletji.

Mahlangu says one student was discharged from hospital in Limpopo while another has been taken to a private hospital in Polokwane.

"Remember these are young students who have life ahead of them, they are in their prime time. We must concentrate on their recovery so they that they can get back to varsity and progress in their studies and realise their dreams."

Wits dean of students' Puleng Lenkabula says, "Those who may need orthopaedic or other interventions, we have specialists who are in different hospitals - especially Charlotte Maxeke Hospital."

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