Tarika Naidoo was almost done studying towards becoming a medical doctor. Naidoo was a 5th year MbChB student at the Walter Sisulu University (WSU).
She died tragically when her Toyota Yaris was involved in a head-on collision with a truck near Vidgieville, about 10km from WSU.
In trying to find closure, Nishi Naidoo, her parent, has appealed to motorists and villagers who live close to the crash site who may have witnessed the accident to help shed light on how it happened.
The impassioned plea was posted on a specially created Facebook page:
“Hello All. Im the parent of the young lady Tarika Naidoo 5th yr medical student at WSU, that was killed in an accident with a truck at about 13:48 on the N2, on 15 May 2019, about 10km out of Umtata in the direction of East London, 7.939 km from Viedgesville, Eastern Cape. She was driving a white toyota yaris JSM 103MP. Im appealing for any information relating to the accident or anyone that may have witnessed the accident to please contact me Nishi Naidoo on 0828244532.
I will also appreciate it if you could please circulate this appeal to other members of the community in Umtata and surrounding areas.”
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident can either approach the nearest police station and offer information or write a comment on the Facebook page opened for this purpose. Click on the link below to access the comments section.