Jacques Smalle MP
DA Limpopo Provincial Leader
The DA sends its heartfelt condolences to the parents and relatives of the child who passed away today in bus collision accident on the R36 in Ohrigstad in Limpopo.
We also wish those 100 seriously injured learners who are in hospitals a speedy recovery.
According to reports, the accident was caused by the brake failure of one of these buses. This led to a head-on collision.
Our province has had too many accidents caused by unroadworthy vehicles on our roads.
One death of a child is one but too many. It is also extremely worrisome that there appears to be no definitive answer on the exact number of learners who were in these buses.
We urge the MEC of Roads and Transport, Mr. Pitsi Moloto to initiate an urgent probe into the true extent of road worthiness of these buses and any recklessness by the drivers.