A grade 11 learner passed away in a scholar transport accident

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A Grade 11 girl learner from Protean Glen Secondary School passed away in a scholar transport accident. It is alleged that the scholar transport driver lost control of the vehicle after the car ahead was seen to be taking a turn, but decided to continue straight. This caused the scholar transport to overturn.

Gauteng Education Spokesperson Steve Mabona said according to information at their disposal at this stage, the incident occurred on Monday morning on the R599 Randfontein road in Protea Glen. “It is reported that this was a private scholar transport, a Toyota Condor, which was transporting fourteen (14) learners from Protea Glen Secondary School 1, Protea Glen Secondary School 2 and Faranani Primary School to begin the school day”.

Mabona said three learners are in a critical condition while ten (10) sustained injuries. “All these learners were transported to different medical facilities”.

Meanwhile, Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane extended his sincerest condolences to the learner’s family for their loss. “We also wish those learners who were injured by the accident a speedy recovery”.

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