Witnesses on the scene said the driver of a Quantum taxi traveling in the direction of Mdantsane was allegedly trying to overtake other vehicles when he lost control of his taxi.
The taxi veered off the road and hit three girls – aged between seven and nine – who at the time were selling sweats at the pedestrian walkway. It continued on a downward slope and crashed into a shack and continued until it crashed and rested on a cliff.
In the taxi were a driver and his conductor who emerged uninjured before fleeing the scene.
Two of the children died on the scene and the third one was rushed to Cecilia Makiwane Hospital.
Police are currently on the scene.
By Zwanga Mukhuthu – DispatchLIVE