Tebogo Msimanga |
Two children under the age of 10 died in an accident when a minibus taxi ferrying kids lost control and fell over the Vaal Brigde in Bloemhof in North West Province. It is alleged that the taxi hit the barriers of the bridge and veered off the road. Seriously injured learners were transported to Klerksdorp hospital.
North West MEC for the Department of Community Safety and Transport Management, Sello Lehari sent a message of condolences to the bereaved families. “Children this young should not have to die. I am deeply saddened by the news and hope the families and friends of the deceased find strength in this tough time”.
MEC Lehari said the taxi was providing a non-contracted service that was an arrangement between the owner and parents, to transport learners to school and was not part of the government learner transport service. The Police investigations are underway.