The tragic accident happened on Saturday night after the driver of a minibus taxi lost control and rolled down an embankment in Kilimon, near Underberg.
12 people were killed instantly including the driver.
Four people were rushed to the hospital but one died the next day.
The deceased are members of the Mndali family and they were just returning home from a ceremony before the incident.
According to KwaZulu-Natal emergency services spokesperson Robert McKenzie, the accident was a single-vehicle crash.
Premier Sihle Zikalala and Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, together with community safety MEC Bheki Ntuli and social development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza, paid the family a visit on Sunday.
Dlamini-Zuma said: “It’s an unusual accident in the sense that all the people who died belong to the same family. There are 13 of them who passed away and two are critical in hospital. So it is a real tragedy for the Mndali family.”
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