By JOHN SAKALA
A-33-year-old Zambian Truck driver has died in a road traffic accident in Middleburg, Mphumalanga Province, South Africa.
Emmanuel Chitanga, holder of passport number ZN708807 died along the R555 road when the acid tanker he was driving allegedly lost control and burst into flames.
According to the information made available to the Zambian mission in Pretoria, the late Mr Chitanga was driving a truck and trailer registration number AEB 1469 ZM loaded with acid when it burst into flames after careering off the road.
It is said that the Mr Chitanga was burnt to death as he could not be rescued from the truck.
His body has been taken to Middleburg Hospital Mortuary.
Mr Chitanga was working for a Zambian imports company based in Ndola.
He is survived by a wife and two children.
This is according to a media statement made available to The Independent Observer by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambian Embassy in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.