DA sends condolences after horror school taxi crash

The DA sends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the learners who have lost their lives this afternoon in Bronkhorstpruit. This is a tragic accident, and now is a time for mourning.

Very sadly, the horrific crash today in Bronkhorstspruit is but one of many where school children fall victim while travelling to and from school.

The DA is calling on Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC to urgently implement a special licencing code for taxis transporting school learners in the province.

Indeed, the cause of the collision is unknown at this stage, however, the loss of young learners with their whole lives ahead of them is a tragedy.

In the coming days, the DA will call on MEC Ismail Vadi to meet with stakeholders and the Gauteng Department of
Education to ensure such a provincial licensing measure is possible and effectively implemented. This will make scholar transport safer and better regulated.

We cannot put our young people at risk like this as they undertake their daily journeys to and from school.

Media Enquiries

Fred Nel MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Roads and Transport
083 263 2427

Yaseen Carelse
Media and Issues Specialist
073 895 5789