Four teachers died in a tragic accident

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Free State Education MEC, Dr Tate Makgoe has expressed shock and sadness after four teachers, 1 SGB member, 1 cleaner of Sekoko Primary School in Paul Roux, Thabo Mofutsanyane District were killed in a tragic accident on Friday night.

On 25 Friday 2022 at about 21:00, a white 22 seater Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus taxi overturned on the N5 road about six kilometres from Bethlehem. Five people died at the scene and one died in a hospital on Saturday.

Seven people sustained serious injuries and were transported to Dihlabeng regional hospital, Phekolong hospital and at Medi-Clinic hospital. The passengers were teachers and SGB members of Sekoko Primary school in Paul Roux. They were driving back home from attending a workshop in Tweeling.

MEC Makgoe conveyed sincere condolences to the family and the entire school. “We are with them in our prayers during this difficult period of grief”. MEC Makgoe is set to visit the school and grieving families on Tuesday 1 March 2022.

The police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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